Notice: Google Fusion Tables Turndown

Last updated: September 9, 2019

Google Fusion Tables and the Fusion Tables API will be turned down December 3, 2019. Embedded Fusion Tables visualizations — maps, charts, tables and cards — will also stop working that day. Maps using the Fusion Tables Layer in the Maps JavaScript API v3.38 will start to see errors in August 2019. Read on for recommended actions to take.

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.

Fusion Tables Layers in Google Maps JavaScript API 

The Fusion Tables Layer in the Maps JavaScript API is deprecated as of December 3, 2018. This feature will be turned off on December 3, 2019, and will no longer be available after that date. Version 3.37 of the Maps JavaScript API will support loading Fusion Tables overlays, but when the service is turned off in December, the overlays will stop working. If you’re using version 3.38 and seeing errors, consider reverting to version 3.37 if you need some more time in your transition off Fusion Tables. Learn more about version numbers.

Migrate your Fusion Tables maps

Try the Fusion Tables Archive Tool, a new open source tool to help you preserve existing maps generated with Fusion Tables. You will need to give the tool access to your Google Drive so that it can read your tables and write the archives (Google Sheets) used to generate maps. Learn more about the tool on Medium.

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.