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Susan Smith
Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »

Google Labs launches Fusion Tables

June 9th, 2010 by Susan Smith

page21Google Fusion Tables, a service from Google Labs, is an exciting new development that offers the potential to unlock facts and scientific data that has previously been in databases and spreadsheets which have not been shared easily. Fusion Tables also allows the management of large quantities of  data, and lets users generate design elements and collaborate online.

Fusion Tables was developed by Google engineers who were using sample research data from the Pacific Institute and Circle of Blue, an organization that does front-line reporting on water issues, on the global freshwater crisis. The idea is to build an ecosystem on the Web, according to Alon Halevy, senior Google engineer who led the development team for Fusion Tables.

Users can merge and share data in real time with other contributors whereever they work. They can upload and manage huge databases of information, filter and aggregate relevant data sets without having to be concerned about file formats.

What’s more, data that is stored in Google Docs’ spreadsheets can be thematically mapped and geocoded using Fusion Tables. Developers can use the Fusion Tables API to insert, update, delete and query data programmatically. You can export your data as CSV or KML too.

Fusion Tables tutorial from Circle of Blue

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