It may come as a surprise, but I was recently enjoying some leisure time with some friends and having a few drinks, when after discussing business for a while and what our team is doing with Mapsimise, one of my friends said he used Google Fusion Tables to plot data on a Google Map.
But then he went on to tell me that Google were going to retire the functionality and not replace it and he did not quite know what he was going to do.
See the statement of why this is happening, here: https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2018/12/google-fusion-tables-to-be-shut-down-on.html
So, I took this nugget of information away with me and presented it to our development team. The easy answer was to provide a free alternative, included with Mapsimise.
Those users that are using the service from Google to plot data on a Google Map will now be able to upload address-based data for free to Mapsimise and continue to plot and view data in the same way.
I appreciate we are talking about this now and there is a year before the close down of these services, but the planned release date (RTM) for Mapsimise is September 2019 and early adopters will be invited from July 2019 to take part in trials.
It is also anticipated that users of Google Fusion Tables will see reduced services starting August 2019.
If you are interested in becoming an early adopter with Mapsimise, you can register here: www.mapsimise.com
Later this month I will be updating you with a new post on the journey so far before we close for the holiday break, so watch out for this and future updates.
Bio – Alistair Dickinson CEO Mapsimise
After 21 years helping organisations with technology, I’ve seen and worked on many projects. As CEO of Mapsimise I’m still very hands on working with all team members and not sat in an office making spreadsheets and crunching numbers. I’m happy to work on the support desk, take calls and discuss how our tools and technology can help businesses like yours. You can find me on Linkedin, Twitter or email me directly. I’m very jeans and t-shirts and still wear Nike Air trainers to the office which I’m told is cool…