Share and publish

Steps in this 2-3 minute tutorial use the New look.

Once you've got a table set up right, or a visualization you like, you want to share or publish it. 

Try it yourself (2-4 minutes):

Share only some data

You can choose to share only part of your data. For example, you can make a table that allows employees to edit their work address, but you don't want to reveal the salary column. That's easy to do in Fusion Tables: you can create a view. This creates a new table with only those columns that you want to share.

To create a view:

  1. From any table, choose File > Create view or choose the Create view command on a row or card tab menu.
  2. Select a set of columns to include: such as herbivore species, sex, elevation, both host plant family, year, elevation, latitude, and longitude.
  3. Click Create view.

This creates a new table with the title "View of [your table's name]" that only includes the subset of columns you chose. This new table is private, so you'll need to change its access permissions to share it.

You can also choose to only share a filtered subset of rows. For example, if you owned a table of collected caterpillars, you could share only those rows that include male CELT insects. 

If you are using filters, only those that are simple "column=value" conditions let you create a view. That is, a "year >= 2000 AND year <= 2010" filter dims the Create view command. You can only use simple filters like "sex=female" and "host plan family = Malvaceae."

 

Publish your table or visualization

The Fusion Table is a document like any other in Google Drive, and is similar to those in Google Docs. Please read about sharing in Google Docs. Viewers and collaborators will see the document as you do.

In addition, there are several ways you can share specific parts of your Fusion Table:

  • as a link or embedded table  or chart
  • as a map:
    • as a browser URL
    • as an embeddable link for inclusion in a web page
    • as a static copy of the map for Google Earth
    • as a dynamic link for Google Earth
Access permissions still apply. To embed a visualization, you need to make the table accessible.

 

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 To share a public or unlisted table:

  1. Open the Astraptes insects table you created in the Create a map tutorial, and click Switch to new look.
  2. Copy the URL from your browser's location field or copy the URL shown in the Shared Settings dialog box.
  3. Paste the URL into another browser, Google+, Gmail, Facebook, or Twitter to share as you want. 

Tables and Charts

To share a row layout or chart you've created:

  1. Choose ToolsPublish from the dropdown menu.
  2. To share a link to just this chart or table:
    1. Copy the "Send a link in email or IM" URL.
    2. Paste the URL into an email or another browser to share as you want.
  3. To embed the chart or table in your website:
    1. Copy the "Paste HTML to embed in a website" HTML code.
    2. Change the width and height and check "Include data attribution" as needed.
    3. Paste the code into a webpage.

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When someone views the URL or embeddable code in a browser window, they see the chart only.

Maps

To share a map you've created:

  1. Open the Astraptes insects table you created in the Create a map tutorial, and click Switch to new look.
  2. Click the map's tab.
  3. Choose Publish from the dropdown menu.
  4. To share the map's URL:
    1. Copy the "Send a link in email or IM" URL.
    2. Paste the URL into an email or another browser to share as you want.
  5. To share the map in an embeddable frame:
    1. Copy the "Paste HTML to embed in a website" HTML code.
    2. Change the width and height as needed.
    3. Paste the code into a webpage.

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To share your map's KML for use in Google Earth:

  1. Open the Astraptes insects table you created in the Create a map tutorial, and click Switch to new look.
  2. Click the map's tab. These KML options are only available on map tabs.
  3. Choose File > Download.
  4. To share a static copy of the map's KML:
    • Click KML.
  5. To share a dynamic link to the map's KML:
    • Click KML network link.
    • This map changes when you change your table's data.
  6. Click Download.

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Next step

By now, you've explored the main features of Fusion Tables: learning a new workspace, creating a map, customizing and filtering, and sharing and publishing. You are ready to start working on your own data. The next tutorial (not yet released) covers data preparations and special data formats and limitations. Beyond that, you can try the other tutorials available for Fusion Tables users.