Assignment 4: Tell your own story using a CartoDB Map
January 9, 2015
Make an interactive map in CartoDB using their free tutorials using this guide.
Creating Maps from Imported Data Using CartoDB
1/2/2014 – Interactive Data Visualization class
Prof. Dan Pacheco – email@example.com
Learning Objective: The purpose of this exercise is to understand how to present data from an imported dataset to generate a visual map. We will be using CartoDB, which requires no coding skills.
What you need:
- A modern Web browser, such as Firefox or Chrome.
- A CartoDB account (see instrutions below).
- A Google account.
- Fielded data that includes geocoordinates.
Get a CartoDB account
As part of this class, you will receive a free Magellan academic account for CartoDB that lets you publish and maintain up to 10 tables / maps at a time.
First you must set up a standard free account. Go to http://cartodb.com and click Get Started to create your account. You can upgrade to a Magellan account using the code you receive in class.
Three Mapping Tutorials
The following tutorials take approximately 10 minutes each:
1) Creating a simple map of points
3) Map Election Results
Embed the output of each tutorial into the class blog.