July 13th, 2009 | Published in Google Public Policy
In late May, the Obama administration launched Data.gov, which provides access to raw data from federal agencies. Access to this data is useful, but to unleash its power you need tools for analyzing and visualizing it.
We recently launched Google Fusion Tables in Google Labs, which allows you to upload information from sources like Data.gov to the cloud, share it with collaborators, visualize it in tools like Google Maps, and embed it across the Web.
Check out my post on the Google Public Sector Blog to learn more and to read about how I used Google Fusion Tables to turn raw data on recent earthquakes into helpful visualizations like the one below.