More fun with Highcharts and Fusion Tables
Further stripping down the Fusion-Tables-To-Highcharts project, this uses Google Fusion Tables as a data backend to draw a chart that uses the Highcharts.js library.
Unlike the previous project -- walkthrough is here -- this doesn't rely on a map click event to draw the chart, allowing this Fusion Table...
... to become this column chart ...
... or a bar chart ...
... or a line chart ...
The "problem" to solve is two-fold:
- It's nearly a must to be able to keep track of the historical business data that we're adding to highcharts visuals.
- Because this data is often in the hands of the reporter, the method for updating the charts needs to be ultra simple, and involve touching a little code as possible.
From here I'm thinking of learning from Kevin Schaul's recent project, the box-chart-maker, which has a great user-interface that will generate the code needed, and ideally figure out a way to write to and update data housed in a Fusion Table, at least by the time Wisconsin has what could be the first of six potential election nights in 2012.
View the demo.
Fork the repo.