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How to make a map with Google Fusion tables

The workshop below was written by Kathryn Hurley at Google and is a brilliant guide to how to get started with Fusion tables.  Fusion Tables is a modern data management web application making it easy to host, manage, collaborate on, visualize, and publish data tables online. Follow the steps below to upload your own data … Continue reading

Data journalism: 22 key links

I have been teaching basic data journalism for a while now – and these links are so useful I keep them with me every time. I will add and update these in the future too Free and simple viz tools Datawrapper: http://datawrapper.de/ CartoDB: good alternative to Fusion Tables Google charts via spreadsheets Mapping: Google Fusion … Continue reading

Mapping a disaster

This piece was first published on Source The project: Verified Sandy Events Map When a big crisis happens, the first thing to disappear is often a sense of perspective: what’s really going on, where is it happening and how bad is it? Sitting in London, 3,500 miles away from events, it felt like that for … Continue reading

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