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With the spatial query on, the Feed Control lists only the chemical incidents in my county. Sixty-two spills! Not what I’d hoped to find. Maybe next I’ll overlay my state’s wetlands inventory, or last year’s toxin data to see if things are getting better or worse.


With this type of quick upload and display, I can keep adding data to enrich my understanding, without investing a lot of time in writing code. Even if I decide later that I really want to configure this data for a more complex analysis—adding interactive filters, for example—the ability to upload data quickly to Visual Fusion and SharePoint allows me to evaluate many data sources in a short time.

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Taken on August 30, 2011