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Guide to producing a Google Fusion map

Guide to producing a Google Fusion map

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We've had some really encouraging feedback to the Google map of Small Area Income Estimates we released back in June. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/HTMLDocs/incomeestimates.html I've also had a trickle of queries from users asking how they might recreate this map but for their own data. This library item (pdf download) gives a quick walkthrough about how I created the map f
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Spencer Payne 9 Years Ago
Thanks for publishing this Rob. This is an area I've always meant to delve into but has been filed under 'too tricky' - your guide spurred me into having a go. If anyone else is considering this approach, I can confirm that Rob's guide will get you well on the way. Although I haven't published it externally yet, I was able to set up a Google mapping project showing Indices of Deprivation data at SOA level in Warwickshire fairly easily. I'll post a link here as soon as it is live.
FM
Former Member 9 Years Ago
Its really useful. I managed to produce a Google map of housing needs estimates by housing submarket area in Leicestershire. http://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?snapid=S280618Z6fA . This is based on a housing needs model produced for the Strategic Housing Market Assessment in 2008 or so. ( The basic model is free for use here http://www.blinehousing.info/files/Example_Bramleybased_LA_needs_model2010.xls ), and uses a bespoke geography of housing submarket areas based on this concept - http://www.gwilympryce.co.uk/housing/39217_Housing_Market_Fibre.pdf , the boundaries were derived using a combination of house price patterns, short distance moves, urban morphology, and especially local knowledge. The bit I've not got to grips with yet is producing legends , plus there were some glitches in data linking, and it doesn't allow multiple layers like a proper GIS. But its much better than fixed paper or .pdf maps, and could help a lot with localism and planning; and much else.
FM
Former Member 9 Years Ago
I'm glad you've both found it useful. I'd be interested to see others examples. One clarification is that multiple layers are allowed - there is only a single layer in the original example, but more than one is allowed if you code it in your html. You're right that you can't have more than one in the point and click interface though. The legends are a bit fiddly - I'll consider going into more detail if I update this at any point. One thing I should have mentioned is the copyright issue. So long as you are using OS opendata I believe that you are ok to publish provided you include the copyright statement included in the bottom left corner of the map. Opendata includes most standard geography boundaries eg local authority, output areas, etc.