With all of the librarians in town for SXSW, we thought it was the perfect time to introduce this fabulous margarita map of Austin, Texas!
Amy Rushing, Metadata Librarian extraordinaire, has spent two years testing and rating margaritas in Austin, Texas. Using Google Fusion she has given us Margarita Ratings: Austin, Texas – a map of restaurants and their margarita rating. You can see her rating scale in the File>About section of the Table.
With Google Fusion you can create charts, graphs, and all sorts of different visualizations including maps. And, you don’t have to be a metadata librarian to do it. It’s easy. To create a map, make a spreadsheet with the data in Excel or Google Docs. One of the columns has to be address with zip code to map the locations. (Amy used HTML code to create to the stars and fractions for her ratings.) Then, you can just import the spreadsheet into Google Fusion.
By April Kessler and reblogged from the business research blog Bizologie. April is the Business Librarian at the University of Texas. She received her MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin and her MBA from Wichita State University. Prior to joining the University of Texas Libraries, April was a research analyst for a venture capital firm. In addition to her research experience, she also has over 10 years of experience in marketing and public relations.