Google Fusion Tables [Fast Batch Geocoding]
Take some data, with no geographic information. Upload to the New Google Fusion Tables and Map it.
Some spot checking of data in location – as geocoding is not an exact science.
Simply import the data will then give you access to ‘Map’ the data.
Then the real magic of automatic batch geocoding on the fly – you can visually see the data being placed on the map.
All within a few seconds – then whole process takes less than 30 seconds [based on 606 cities] though only 1-200 markers are display at one time.
Suggestions, would be nice to be able to overlay the thematic map [based in flash] over the Google Map (or creating gpolygons).
Sharing with the option of embedding and link to would be convenient.
*Note currently in Google Labs things will change.
A nice tool with great potential has unique features and powerful visualization functions.
Google Chart meets Google Maps with Google Spreadsheets binding them.