Monday, February 22, 2010

Create an Olympics Medal Map using Google Spreadsheets

This is a very detailed "How-to" blog post which takes the reader step-by-step through the creation of a "HeatMap". This is the sort of visual presentation that shows "heat" (color intesity) using some data points connected to physical locations - like countries, in this case - as the source. The post describes taking data from the web, putting the data into a useful form and then creating the map using spreadsheet gadgets. Very well done - except that the author did not provide a link to the underlying spreadsheet example for readers to use as a starting point.

Site:OUseful.Info, the blog...
Page/Post:Create an olympics medal map using a spreadsheet
Spreadsheet:spreadsheet link not provided

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A spreadsheet list of Google Products

Here's a spreadsheet listing a compiled list of "all" google products (maybe not all - not guarantees - but the list is really pretty comprehensive). It's got some interesting attributes about each product listed, like whether it's new or not, and links to related videos and twitter accounts. Quite interesting - maybe even useful. (this, of course, is not sponsored by, recommended by or supported in any way by Google).

Page/Post:Go2me page with spreadsheet embedded
Spreadsheet:Google Products List
Spreadsheet:version you can copy