Mapping with CartoDB

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: C.J. Sinner of Star Tribune
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 11:30am
  • Location: Matchless
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

If you've mastered FusionTables but want more control over your maps, try CartoDB. This browser-based tool allows for a variety of point and polygon map styles, layering options and legend customization. We'll walk through the basics of what CartoDB can do and leave you with a few ideas to bring back home. A working knowledge of location data types (KML vs. GeoJSON vs. Lat/Long vs. Addresses) is appreciated but not mandatory! ​You can c​reate a​ free​ CartoDB account before this session begins​ (cartodb.com/signup)​.

Speaker Bios

  • C.J. is a digital graphics producer for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, with some project management and other digital strategy thrown in. She has previously worked in multimedia and online roles for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune, and holds degrees from Columbia University and the University of Minnesota, where she is an adjunct instructor in data analysis and visualization basics. She is on Twitter at @cjsinner

Related Tipsheets

  • CartoDB basics: The tipsheet
    If you've mastered FusionTables but want more control over your maps, try CartoDB. This browser-based tool allows for a variety of point and polygon map styles, layering options and legend customization.