16 Jul 2009

Google Fusion Tables and Publicly Available Data

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 18, 2007: (FILE PH...Image by Getty Images via Daylife

I had a thought. What if Google's Fusion Tables could host in the future all the publicly available data like the UN data and then allow people around the world to view and analyze it.

What if the point was to have people make sense of the data for you in a collaborative way so that the publisher benefits with free insights into the data and everyone else benefits from these insights as well.

To fully appreciate what I mean, please watch this really good TED video about visualizing data.