Showing posts with label Google. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google. Show all posts

Friday, December 14, 2012

Google Chrome Omnibox Search Tip

Did you know that you can search other websites, such as YouTube, CNET, CHOW etc from Chrome’s omnibox?

Chrome automatically saves a list of the search engines you come across while browsing. So, if you visit http://www.youtube.com, Chrome will add the YouTube search engine to your list of search engines. And, from then on, you’ll be able to search YouTube directly from the omnibox by typing http://www.youtube.com, pressing space, and adding your search terms. If you want to view, update, or modify your search engines, follow the path Chrome Menu > Settings > Manage search engines.

You can also define keywords for websites to save yourself some typing; for instance, typing “yt” could be a shortcut for http://www.youtube.com

Here check out quick video:

Do you know any such cool search tip? Do leave me a note!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Visualize Country and Region Reference Data using Google Fusion Tables

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how to get a list of all countries and regions reference data from Azure Data Market. In this post, let’s import it as a Google Fusion Table and visualize it on a map.

Start by creating a Fusion Table Project and import the Country and Region Spreadsheet.

Create a Fusion Table:

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You can create a view just displaying the key fields:

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Check out the view:

https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?docid=1zXdF9UTurxhuadY4UT5l8YVR2ADcwpaa8Y_JIn0

Now go to Visualize>Map

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You can also customize the map:

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Result: Smile

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