As a prerequisite, you should have a google account. If not, go to https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?hl=da&continue=https://www.google.dk/ and create your account.
There you can download Google Drive for Pc, which will make matters easier for you in the long run.
Now we want to use Google Fusion Tables to create a very simple dataset and a map.
You can find Fusion Tables here: http://www.google.com/drive/start/apps.html#fusiontables
If you’re using the Chrome browser, you can also install the corresponding app.
I already entered some keywords i want to look for. Currently i am interested in how games sell in different countries, so i look for “game sales per country” and hit the search button.
You can tell Fusion Tables to import the tables it finds. This will save the table in your Google Drive folder and sync the file to your computer ( if you have Google Drive for PC installed ).
And you now have the possibility to open the file in Google Tables. Depending on when you read this blog post, there may be a notification to use the new Look or View to the right. Click that too. This will take you to the Fusion Table view of the data we just imported.
We are now on track, to learn more about data-gathering and visualization.