Sunday, 12 August 2012

Experiments with Google Fusion Tables - Cigarettes Consumption - Country by Country


Google Fusion Tables (or just Fusion Tables) is a Web service provided by Google for data management.

The Web service provides means for visualizing data with pie charts, bar charts, lineplots, scatterplots, timelines as well as geographical maps.

The size of uploaded data sets is currently limited to 250 MB for each user.

Almost 6m people were killed by tobacco use in 2011 according to the latest data released this week (The Guardian). How do countries compare for cigarette consumption and which countries have the highest percentage of smokers?

Mapping Application

1. Data downloaded from "The Guardian" website (in MS-Excel Format).

2. Added the spreadsheet to Google Fusion Tables to produce following Maps and Charts. 

Countries Map (for which data was collected)

Intensity Map showing Cigarettes Consumption per country per capita per person

Bar Chart showing Top 10 Countries in the World as per their Cigarettes Consumption per capita per person

The data downloaded from "The Guardian Website"
 - Article: Tobacco atlas - country by country
Wikipedia -