This assignment is to take your data from the this excel file, which has data used in Homework #4 & #5 and upload it to Google.
You will need a Google account (Gmail, Drive, Blogger or other). Any account should work. Once you have one Google account, you can add other services. Google fusion tables are on Google Drive. If you do not have a Google account, sign up for free, for Google drive.
Below is a video on Google Drive and how it works
What is Google Fusion Tables?
It allows you to visualize data in a map format instead of a table or chart format. You can upload excel data with locational information (Lat/Long, addresses, city and etc.). Once you upload this spreadsheet, you can map each row (record or transaction) to Google map. It allows you to show your data in a map format. Google will map each row. Once mapped, you can use the informational data about each row (the columns) to highlight what is important. For example, your data has addresses. You can map each address and show them on a google map. The you can change to color of each dot based on other information in the spreadsheet, like sales price.
See an example here.
Here is a Youtube tutorial example
Youtube Video about using buckets to colorize your data
We will work on this in class on Wednesday April 3, 2013.
I will be available for a one-on-one on Skype (username: osistrunk3) or join.me. Just text me (4045090533) to set an appointment.