Fun with Google Fusion

Yesterday’s technical issues have been resolved,* so here, as promised, is a guide to using Google Fusion Tables.

Once you learn the basics of Fusion, it’s possible to build a fairly sophisticated map or chart in a matter of minutes — but those basics can be tricky to master. There are lots of steps and lots of places where things can get wonky so, before we get started, remember:

Photo credit: Jim Linwood/Flikr
Photo credit: Jim Linwood/Flickr

Click here to download my instructions for using Google Fusion. And here are some examples of how news organizations are using Fusion to tell stories of all kinds.

We’ll delve deeper into Fusion at next Tuesday’s Summer Tech Camp, so plan to bring your data and your questions.

* The solution involved two trips to Best Buy and a new wireless router.

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