Friday 25 March 2011

Cloud mapping by the Guardian

One of the great benefits of Google Fusion Tables is the possibility to merge data from multiple tables. The Guardian Datablog is showing an example of how you can combine your data with the Natural Earth tables I presented in my last blog post.

The Guardian is combining their travel advice table with one of my Natural Earth tables to create a merged table. This table is then used to create a choropleth map showing where in the world it's safe to travel (darker colours are countries with stronger warnings):

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The map is created with the build-in mapping capabilities of Fusion Tables.