• Powering the Political Debate

    With less than a month away before the first U.S. presidential primaries, all eyes are on the headlines for the latest jabs by Trump, Hillary, and the gang. Just how do journalists get the spin on the topics and trends this election season?

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  • Vizonomy and CartoDB

    After COP21, it is expected that more and more cities will work towards implementing a solution to climate changes that have adverse affects on infrastructure and populations.

    A CartoDB partner, Vizonomy, created a risk platform analysis dashboard, using open government data - for this specific reason. The dashboard allows communities and businesses to see infrastructure and populations vulnerable to a rise in sea level and flooding.

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  • CartoDB at FOSS4G NA 2016

    CartoDB is very excited about the upcoming FOSS4G-NA conference!

    We’ve given sessions at the conference for the last 2 years and hope 2016 won’t be an exception. Held in Raleigh, North Carolina from May 2-5, this is the premiere conference for free, open source software designed for geospatial in North America. Thousands of participants and hundreds of companies converge to share, demo, and talk about the things we love most.

    In order to see us there we need your help!

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  • The news heard by millions of straphangers around New York City last week was Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) proposed repair to the blighted Canarsie Tunnel, the vital connection used by the L train to connect Manhattan and Brooklyn under the East River. Due to extensive damage caused by flooding from 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, the restoration will have large consequences for L train riders in the near future. How massive and where those consequences can show up, can be understood better using a bit of location intelligence.

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  • Real estate is a great sector to leverage deep insights using location intelligence. Properati, a property search portal with a strong presence in Latin America, aims to improve the experience of purchase, sale and rental of real estate. Currently the site operates in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Colombia with over one million properties listed.

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  • CartoDB and Gkudos

    GKudos, a CartoDB partner, is a GIS visualizations firm that specializes in the management, analysis, and publication of geo-referenced information. One of their goals is to help customers have increased productivity and competitiveness through the use of information technology and telecommunications.

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  • “Find me the nearest…” is a common way to start a geographical query, and we’ve talked about how to write such queries for single points, but it can be tricky to carry out in bulk.

    CartoDB supports high performance “nearest neighbor” queries, but getting them to run in bulk on a whole table can be tricky, so let’s look at the SQL we need to make it happen.

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  • Javier Goizueta CartoDB

    A warm welcome to Javier Goizueta, who joined CartoDB to take our data services to the next level.

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  • Manage your Organization More Efficiently

    Organization owners are now able to manage users in their organization with our new Enterprise User Management API!

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  • The NYPD recently made waves with an open data release, sharing fairly detailed crime data about the “seven major felonies” for the first 3 quarters of 2015. The dataset has a row for every incident, including location (as lat/lon), date/time, etc. However, as with many crime datasets, the point locations have been adjusted to mid-block or nearest intersection so that you can’t determine exactly where the reported crime occurred. As you might expect, there are many locations in NYC where multiple crimes occurred on the same block/intersection, so we end up with many rows that have the exact same point coordinates. This is a mapper’s conundrum, as point markers will simply overlap each other, only allowing you to see the one point when there are many beneath it.

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