Maps and Stats: Visualisation with Google Docs

Google’s Docs is something of a slow burner but it has notable potential for visualisation, especially for trends and basic mapping, such as the heat map illustrated above.

The YouTube movie below provides a 60 second introduction to the Google Spreadsheet API:

We will be looking at this closer in future posts as trend/map based visualisation is often too complicated for its own good, one thing Google does well is make things easy and that can only be a good thing…

See http://code.google.com/apis/visualization/ for examples and documentation.

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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