Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Google Fusion Tables for new Google Maps?

[Update: I noted on many of my Google Fusion Table posts that, while the data are still on Google Drive for you to view, GFT no longer offers a polygon or heatmap option, only geocoding by country centroid as evidenced below. Not sure why, but on thisthisthis and another example posted as Iframes not Scripts preserved the old GFT maps.]

I posted on my old website a number of Google Maps in v.2 API that I have not converted to v.3. I also used Google Fusion Tables a number of times under the 'old look' - the 'new look' doesn't afford Heat Maps and polygon rendering as yet out-of-the-box - along comes a Google Fusion Tool that helps both on v.3 API and the new régime with very simple Google Fusion Table templates and new  rendering.

This is an iframe version of the updated original posted on Facebook, Google+ and twitter for New Years fun. As some of my pages are similar to these templates with its drop-down function, this may be my way forward against the day Google Map v.2 API is turned off. This is important because if my old website looses a few examples, I may now have an answer for who posted one of my web maps...

Stay tuned!