This post starts series of posts with free tools for data journalism. To make everything clear, I have nothing against paid apps but I just wanted to show that having strong willingness to work with data and no budget is enough to build a working place for a data journalist / yourself / data blogger / student / random person who likes data. In more romantic words, love for data is everything, you don't need more :)
09 December 2014
You can use KML files to store routes of your trips, bird migration, geographical discoveries or whatever you want. Later you can use KML files to present created geo data in Google Fusion Tables.
03 December 2014
You can use KML files to create maps in Google Fusion Tables.
This tutorial is useful when you want to create geographic files of places that are hard to find in ready geo files. It's recommended for smaller projects, as everything is done by hand. Easy to imagine that mapping all buildings in a selected country isn't this case :)