Mapping Fusion Tables
February 13, 2012
At work we needed a new way to organize all our office locations across Texas and map them on a Google Map. Instead of coding up all the data in the document, I went a different route. (Get it? Different route… Ok, I'll stop.)
Enter Fusion Tables
We had all of our location data already marked up on a different site so all I needed to do was parse through it and put that data into a new Google Fusion Table. Once the table is made public, I can map out the data onto a map. This makes it very easy to edit the data in the cloud and keep the map updated. Details on how to set up a new google Fusion Table layer can be found at the Google Code docs for the Maps api.
Each layer has a corresponding legend item with a checkbox to toggle that particular layer.