freeDive from the Knight Digital Media Center helps you make Google spreadsheets searchable

Published 2012-02-01

The Knight Digital Media Center is offering a tool called freeDive, which is a wizard to "create user-searchable databases in minutes" based on a Google spreadseet.

Best of all it's opensource and free.

The wizard uses the Google Visualization API, Google Query Language, JavaScript and jQuery, and outputs an embed code. It was built by Len De Groot and Scot Hacker.

The wizard appears to work best with numerical data, but it's really, really promising for a first-stage project. And again, it is opensource.

See an example, create your own or check out the FAQ page.