Today we are excited to introduce CARTOColors. CARTOColors is a collection of intelligent color schemes that allow you to transform your raw data into actionable insights. Insights that help with decision making, foster exploration, and highlight the important stories in your data.Read more
Over the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably been keeping up with all of the exciting news about CartoDB’s Data Observatory and losing sleep thinking about all of the cool maps that you can make! With all of the information available in the Data Observatory, the thematic mapping possibilities are...Read more
Proportional symbol maps are used to represent point data that are attached to a specific geographic location (like a city) or data aggregated to a point from an area (like a state). The area of each symbol on the map (usually a circle) is scaled according to its value at...Read more
The most common maps built with CartoDB highlight a specific topic or theme of information. Cartographers refer to these as thematic maps. Typically, thematic maps have two components: a basemap and a thematic overlay. The logical ordering (or visual hierarchy) of elements on thematic maps is especially important. The thematic...Read more
Most maps that we see on the web use the Web Mercator projection. Web Mercator gained its popularity because it provides an efficient way for a two-dimensional flat map to be chopped up into seamless 256x256 pixel map tiles that load quickly into the rectangular shape of your browser. If...Read more
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