Notice: Google Fusion Tables Turndown
Last updated: July 8, 2019
Explore these Google tools
Fusion Tables was launched almost nine years ago as a research project in Google Labs, later evolving into an experimental product. For a long time, it was one of the few free tools for easily visualizing large datasets, especially on a map. Since then, several Google alternatives have been developed, providing deeper experiences in more specialized domains.
Google Maps Platform – Build customized experiences with static and dynamic maps, Street View imagery, and 360° views. Maps Platform includes support for deck.gl, an open source data visualization library specifically designed for mapping. To learn more, see the documentation for deck.gl's Google Maps module.
Google BigQuery – Fast, highly scalable, cost-effective, and fully managed cloud data warehouse for analytics, with built-in machine learning. With BigQuery GIS (beta), you can easily analyze and visualize geospatial data in BigQuery.
Google Cloud SQL – Fully-managed database service that makes it easy to set up, maintain, manage, and administer your relational MySQL and PostgreSQL databases in the cloud. See this example: Using MySQL and PHP with Google Maps.
Google Sheets – Your Fusion Tables can be imported into Google Sheets. Sheets provides excellent filtering and scripting features, and an API similar to that of Fusion Tables. In addition to its own charting/visualization functionality, Sheets may be used as a data source in visualization products like Google Data Studio.
Google Data Studio – Data Studio is Google’s free-to-use business intelligence tool. It lets you visualize and interactively explore data in compelling dashboards or reports, easily share and publish insights, and collaborate in real-time with colleagues. You can easily access and analyze data from 500+ sources including BigQuery and Sheets, with a GUI for producing map visualizations and charts.
Download your data
You can access your tables in Google Drive by filtering by “type:table”. Download data from a table by following these instructions, and then consider migrating that data to one of the tools listed above. If you created many tables over the years, we’ve made it easy to download all your data in one step with a new dedicated Fusion Tables option in Google Takeout. You can save the rows, metadata and geometries of any base tables that you own, and export this data in the following formats: JSON, CSV and KML.