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Here’s a Google Fusion visualization of a table I made from Excel. I had to extract the data from a PDF with XPDF — my first time using that tool. Woohoo! The map depicts the top five job descriptions for workers from the Philippines employed outside the country in 2010. Data still needs cleaning, but here’s an early sketch:

And here’s an Excel line graph, as a .jpeg file, of the total number of workers, divided by gender, from 1992-2010:

The map below tells a very personal story for me. Below is a simple Google Fusion map of all the place my well-heeled Aunt Clare is known to have traveled. She inspired me to explore at an early age. Now I enjoy exploring all of the places she lived or visited.

Stay tuned for more map experiments!

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