Transform a dull spreadsheet into a compelling, interactive map for readers

Transform a dull spreadsheet into a compelling, interactive map for readers

Google I O 2011  Managing and visualizing your geospatial data with Fusion Tables   YouTubeCheck out this amazing presentation at Google I/O 2011 about Google Fusion Tables.

The whole video is interesting. But for a journalist’s perspective on the importance of making data accessible to readers, at the 34:50 mark Simon Rogers of the Guardian’s Data Blog offers some interesting examples of how journalists can bring “data to life” with Fusion Tables, a free online tool.