Google has announced that Google Fusion Tables, the map and data visualization tool, will be shuttered by December 2019. Fusion Tables was developed nine years ago out of Google Labs and has remained an experimental product from Google. Google explains the shutdown:
For a long time, [Google Fusion Tables] was one of the few free tools for easily visualizing large datasets, especially on a map. Since then, Google has developed several alternatives, providing deeper experiences in more specialized domains.
In order to continue focusing our efforts in these areas, we will be retiring Fusion Tables.
Users are cautioned to download any Google Fusion tables they wish to save before the shutdown:
Filter by “type:table” to pull up a list of your tables in Google Drive. Download data from an individual table by following these instructions. If you have a lot of tables, we will make it easy to download all your data in one step via Google Takeoutstarting in March 2019.
Fusion Tables and the Fusion Tables API will be turned off on December 3, 2019.