A quick tutorial on adding basemaps to your account. In this video we will show you how to add MapBox, XYZ, and WMS basemaps to your CartoDB account. Once those basemaps are added to your account, you can use them in any visualization you create!
Remember, when adding basemaps to add credit and attribution when necessary! Also, keep in mind that mapviews to your MapBox baselayers will be counted in your MapBox account and could lead to charges.
A quick screencast showing how we made the near real-time map of OSM contributor activity in response to the HOT initiative in the Philippians.
You can see the live map here (created Nov 12, 2013), cdb.io/1fyIYQf
For more information on the HOT initiative see bit.ly/19gNj52.
If you would like to embed this map in your own blogs, you can get the embed tag here, bit.ly/1dlvLJh
In this video I'll show you how to quickly create animated maps with the Torque visualizations available in CartoDB.
See the map live here, cdb.io/1akmXTo
Torque is an efficient, fast, and styleable rendering method to bring your data to life. By using the the Torque visualizations you can animate your data directly on an interactive map. Just like your point maps and choropleths, now you can see how your data has grown, moved, or changed over time and space.
Create a Category map using CartoDB and show a different placemark icon for each of the categories. In this tutorial, we will create a simple map that shows populated places. In it, we will upload a star icon and set it for all capital cities and a standard icon for all other populated places.
In this video, we'll show you how to create a real-time map of rain around the USA. The map will update every hour based on the NSW hourly data feed.
See the final map here, cdb.io/1dyoyWY
You can use any online source of geospatial data to create a synced table. In this tutorial, we use data from the National Weather Service, you can find that link here, srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/RFC_Precip/
The CartoCSS style applied to the map can be found here, bit.ly/17Ab63I
Synced tables are available in paid accounts, John Snow or larger. To get an account, visit CartoDB.com