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Sunday, Nov 11, 2012, 04:05PM CST
By Lee Ann O'Neal

Download Me:

pewsurvey.xls

statewages.xls

 

 

Storytelling with Graphics:

 

Double-dipping members of Congress and Related graphic

 

Some Metro promises unfulfilled and Related graphic

 

Special districts, special favors: An insider network surrounds these governments and Related graphic

 

 

Try it!

 

A Chart Based on Survey Results:

 

Step 1: Get Data

Survey Data From Pew Research Center - downloaded earlier as pewsurvey.xls

 

Step 2: Import spreadsheet to Fusion Tables

Import

"Share"

 

 

Step 3: Fusion Tables Chart Wizard

Go to the wizard

 

Step 4: Pretty it Up with Styles, Info Box

 

Step 5: Publish with a link or the iframe code.


Step 1: Find Source Data (downloaded earlier as statewages.xls)

 

Step 2: Import the spreadsheet to a Google Fusion Table

 

Step 3: Geography. Find a Table with Matching KML Data to Merge Your Data With

 

Step 4: Pretty it Up with Styles, Info Box Changes, HTML

 

Step 5: "Share" and Publish

 

 

Learn More:

Google Maps and Fusion Tables for Journalists. This Nov. 27 Google Hangout event from the National Press Foundation will open up the world of Google mapping tools for visual storytelling. Google geomedia program manager Vanessa Schneider will cover Google Maps, Google Earth, Crisis Response and an introduction to Fusion Tables -- with examples of how other newsrooms are already using these tools.

Google’s online tutorials in Fusion Tables.

Karl Gude's YouTube webinars on Adobe Illustrator are excellent and can get you up-and-running quickly with this (paid) alternative to Fusion Tables.

Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization. The Knight Center will offer a second round of this massive open online course (MOOC) in 2013.

Online tutorials in Flash, Data Visualization, Maps and more, offered by the Knight Digital Media Center.

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