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Each year the open source geo-lovers at CARTO (which is pretty much everyone) sets their sights to FOSS4G as a landmark event to not only share how we’re impacting the worl...
Written by Ángela del Carmen on Jun 29, 2016
There is a growing concern that Montana’s waterways are at risk of new invasive aquatic species, which are known to spread rapidly through US rivers and lakes, negatively a...
Written by Santiago Giraldo on Jun 22, 2016
CartoDB is always happy to support journalists and researchers in their efforts to tell stories through data analysis and visualization. In the past we’ve hosted events lik...
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CartoDB has been participating and sponsoring the premier conference on free and open source software for geospatial, better known as FOSS4G-NA, for several years now and t...
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My name is Jaak and I am the Head of Mobile of CartoDB’s newest division, Mobile. As CartoDB embarks on the innovating the field of mobile development, we wanted to keep yo...
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As we ease into 2016, we feel reflective about the changes and their magnitude in our industry. For instance, just a few of weeks ago, one of the most popular geospatial in...
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For two days, CartoDB will be at the Big Data Innovation - Las Vegas Summit! From January 28-29, we will participate in world-class presentations, panels, discussions, and...
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Have you ever had trouble making your map look legible when it has a large numer of overlapping elements? Have you ever wanted to control subtle effects when one geometry o...
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At CartoDB we listen to what our users need and want. We are constantly brainstorming and coming up with new ideas, but it is always the very best in user experience that w...
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The ‘smarter city’ is all the rage, and while a buzzing megapolis may have the complexity and resources to deploy a mayoral ‘geek squad’ or install flocks of sensors, the a...
Written by Eva Cabanach on Sep 14, 2015
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Ever wonder which kind of map to make? Lesson 1 of our new Intermediate Map Design Map Academy course can help you decide!
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Sync Tables are my favorites; having almost real-time maps without having to code a single line is something that I find amazing, even if this element has been a CartoDB st...
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Ahoy, Mappers! Join us from 11-7 PST today, July 20 and 10-6 PST tomorrow, July 21 at the San Diego Harbor. We’re un-conferencing and what better way than on a boat! The UC...
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Explore all the varying possibilities of London business infrastructure with GROW.LONDON, a geographic visualization tool developed to help businesses and investors identif...
Written by Aurelia Moser on Jul 1, 2015
When we talk about maps in our present, we often forget the intrepid legacy of mapmaking in our past. Some subtle reminders of the struggles behind our geographic sensitivi...
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What a victorious last week’s Friday! The Supreme Court of the United States announced today, June 26, 2015, the legalization in ALL states of same-sex marriage. The timing...
Written by Brad Songer on Jun 25, 2015
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This weekend almost 80 people gathered in a nice country house located in the middle of the park of El Alamillo in Seville at Geocamp ES to discuss open data, open source a...
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Just over the East River, from our Brooklyn office, State of the Map US 2015 kicked off at the United Nations headquarters with a weekend packed full of mapping oriented ta...
Written by Santiago Giraldo on Jun 8, 2015
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A short week after our conference celebrating news and maps, and a short month away from State of the Map, we wanted to write and wrap up some of the awesome of GeoJourNews...
Written by Eva Cabanach on Jun 5, 2015
The EuroBirdPortal project is launching on June 5th in support of Europe’s Green Week 2015. The EBP project tackles the important task of ornithological research and conser...
Written by Eva Cabanach on May 26, 2015
This past Sunday was election time again in Spain. Every four years people head to the polls for a regional and municipal election that often foreshadows what is to come in...
Written by Vanessa Hamer on May 25, 2015
Great news for everyone in the US Federal Government who loves maps! CartoDB has agreed with the General Services Administration (GSA), the agency responsible for coordinat...
Written by Eva Cabanach on May 19, 2015
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We’ve got a theory that mapping the global impact of data and information helps create better, more socially aware, and global citizens.
Written by Aurelia Moser on May 5, 2015
Take a look at some of the most well-trafficked maps in our gallery and it’s not hard to understand how often data-driven journalism underscores great maps, and how common ...
Written by Eva Cabanach on May 4, 2015
On May 13, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., CartoDB will participate and host a session of NewCo at the CartoDB Brooklyn Office - 143 Roebling Street, 2A. Chief Science Officer...
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This past Saturday, an epic earthquake devastated Nepal, resulting in a profound death toll and an impressive response from the humanitarian and crisis-mapping community.
Written by Eva Cabanach on Apr 21, 2015
It’s time to get that marketing data analysis monkey off your back, and CartoDB is glad to help! We are excited to introduce the new MailChimp Connector, a feature that mel...
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At CartoDB we love our mapping communities. With Maptime being one of our favorite gatherings - and a catalyzer of mapping culture not only in CartoDB’s home of New York Ci...
Written by Eva Cabanach on Apr 9, 2015
CartoDB is very honored to announce that we’ve been nominated for a Webby! How do you say thank you in five words or less?
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World Water Day was celebrated this past Sunday bringing attention to issues around water and sustainable development. Given current water use, the UN predicts the world wi...
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Serving up dynamic web maps that render live and changing data can be challenging enough, but what about when those maps are also under extreme load as millions of users ac...
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When Sade sang in ‘Smooth Operator’ – “Coast to coast, LA to Chicago” – she obviously hadn’t consulted a map.
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CartoDB is built on top of PostgreSQL and PostGIS for making maps on the web fun and easy. Firebase is an awesome platform for pushing and receiving updates, i.e., making r...
Written by Vanessa Hamer on Feb 25, 2015
Fulcrum, which allows you to collect data in a distributed way on mobile devices, is popular among experts in disaster recovery, environmental management, real estate, and ...
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World Radio Day was celebrated around the world last week in acknowledgment of the impact and importance of radio. We’re late to the party, but couldn’t think of a better w...
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FME, a product of CartoDB partner Safe Software, is the most flexible glue around for connecting two applications via their spatial data. And FME now supports CartoDB. Supp...
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We’re gearing up for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the conference agenda highlights the blistering pace of growth and innovation in mobile communications. M...
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The open data movement is sweeping the globe like winter storm Juno has swept the Northeast. Yet when individual cities want to make their data available online, they don’t...
Written by Santiago Giraldo on Jan 27, 2015
As many know, CartoDB’s commitment to elevating efforts in conservation, climate change, and the environment has shaped our practice and given way to many exciting mapping ...
Written by Aurelia Moser on Jan 22, 2015
On Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union Address. This year marks the first year that the State of the Union address was made avail...
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Building a startup is both difficult and rewarding work. It requires a team of dedicated and passionate people, with the tools and skills to face challenges head on, and re...
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In exactly one year from today, the force will re-awaken with Star Wars: Episode VII. Until then, get caught up on humanity’s favorite space saga with this comprehenisive m...
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Wow. CartoDB is going to Mars? Well, kind of. We’re looking for an extra special intern that will help the European Space Agency search for a martian landing spot and commu...
Geospatial data lovers know that proximity has its perks- especially in a major city like New York. We recently spent a few minutes browsing through the work of New York Pu...
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Leveraging Tech to Raise Conservation Awareness: 12 hours later.
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Mapping has always been a tool for studying environmental change and enabling protection on all levels. Here at CartoDB, we want to share our commitment to IUCN’s efforts t...
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Today, we’re going to look into publicly available data from Yelp, specifically, from Las Vegas. The data includes reviews on businesses, mostly restaurants, all around the...
Written by Javier de la Torre on Sep 11, 2014
Yesterday we announced a significant milestone for this company: we have partnered with EarlyBird, Vitamina K, and Kibo Ventures to take CartoDB to a new level.
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At FOSS4G in Denver, three years ago, our team huddled in a house rapidly committed the final code for our CartoDB Beta release. That year, and every year since, we have sp...
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Every single day we see a huge influx of beautiful maps created using CartoDB. The topics range from everything from the best places to live in the UK to seismic activity i...
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Do you want more soccer after the World Cup and you are in San Francisco? We invite you to attend a match between Atlético de Madrid (2013 Spanish League winners, no less) ...
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As you may’ve heard, Facebook has bought yet another company, our favorite Moves. Moves track your daily activity, including your location. And when it comes to location, w...
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Two new small improvements this week (watch our for bigger ones in the coming ones!!).
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For a while now, members of the CartoDB team have been following CartoDB related questions over on StackExchange. Already, we are starting to see some great questions and w...
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Eight million people followed yesterday the YouTube live stream from the Red Bull Stratos Challenge. According to the video service, it was the largest-ever simultaneous vi...
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We recently announced a “Show up your maps” initiative to see and share with the community the types of things CartoDB users were building. Thus far we’ve had some pretty c...
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This week we’ve been experimenting with balloon mapping. Sense Maker (the team behind the Air Quality Egg and other projects) donated helium for the EcoHackNYC, and there w...
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We spent yersterday’s Earth Day at our offices in NYC trying to do balloon mapping, a nice way to end an intense EcoHackNYC weekend. It is the second time we co-organized t...
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We are participating today in the sixth edition of “SIG Libre”, a conference on GIS organized by Universitat de Girona. It’s one of the main events of its kind held in Spai...
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In The last 2 weeks a lot of new applications have been developed at #ecohacknyc, #nycbigapps and #sciencehackday using CartoDB, pretty excited. This demonstrates the power...
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Today we want to announce the launch of CartoDays!
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