Google Fusion Tables
Definition - What does Google Fusion Tables mean?
Google Fusion Tables is a cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) application that enables the hosting, management, sharing and publishing of data online.
Google Fusion Tables provides data management services that can be accessed directly over the Internet through a browser, programmatic access via application programming interface and integration of existing tabular data. Google Fusion Tables is available within the Google Docs applications suite.
Techopedia explains Google Fusion Tables
Google Fusion Tables primarily enables the visualization of data stored in tables in the form of graphical charts, maps, time lines and plots, with the ability to publish, share and integrate them with individual users and websites. Google Fusion works by exporting data values from the tables created online or from a user provided spreadsheet and converting it into a meaningful graphical data representation.
Google Fusion Tables is entirely hosted on the Google cloud infrastructure, which maintains the most updated version of data across all the shared users, integrated websites or applications and merged tables. Google Fusion Tables also provides real-time collaboration on the data sets created, where the shared user can add, edit and comment on the data table in use.