introduction 

TO

Cartodb

Steve Bennett

Sign up:  cartodb.com

Slides: cartodb.researchmaps.net

Housekeeping

Computers, not tablets
Work in teams  - share what you learn
Video & photos - you can opt out
Toilets


Slides:  cartodb.researchmaps.net
Sign up: cartodb.com/academic

Objectives

By the end of today, you will be able to: 
  1. Turn data with latitudes & longitudes...
    • that you provide as a spreadsheet
    • or get from somewhere else
    • or make from addresses
  2. into   dots ...
    • that you can click on for more info
    • that are colour coded
    • or icon-coded
  3. ...on a map...
    • that you choose from a lovely selection
  4. which you can share with the world.

Introduction 


Data visualisation
(CartoDB)


Basemap
(Tilemill)

CartoDB - Example 1


Example 2


Example 3


VicRoads Projects

And more


Not enough? cartodb.com/gallery

Get an account


cartodb.com

All data is public
All maps are public

Fiona's fictitious Roman dig (exercise)


http://gis.researchmaps.net/sample/sulla.csv


About sulla.csv


22 rows

Lat & Long (for geocoding)
Name (string - good for labels)
Inscriptions (numeric - good for choropleths)
Type (fixed vocab - good for categories)

Tables: How do I...?(EXERCISE)


  1. Change inscriptions column type to "number"
  2. Edit a cell 
  3. Add a row
  4. Delete a row
  5. Sort by a column
  6. Add a column
When finished, help someone else.

basemap (EXERCISE)

Pick a basemap. Any basemap.

What the buttons do


New layer
Select this layer
Custom SQL (advanced queries)
Wizards (visualisation type)
Info windows (when you click) 
Custom CSS (advanced styling)
Legends (HTML required)
Filters
Add row

Info windows

...are easy


EXERCISE: make an appropriate info window

Visualisations for small data

"Simple" visualisation


Make this. Hint: 

Category visualisation 

Make this.

Hint: 

Labels

Can you make this?

Hint: Only some visualisation types support labels.

Fill & Stroke


Can you create these rings?

Stroke/Fill/LABEL

Challenge: make the ugliest visualisation of 'sulla'

Add another layer


With each visualisation, you can:

Share
Re-order layers
Combine styles
Present the same data differently


One visualisation has 1+ datasets.

One dataset has 1 map view, 0+ visualisations



More sample data! (exercise)

1. Leave your map, then:


2. Go back to your map, then:
>Cultural datasets>

Your first visualisation


Working with layers


Exercise:
1. Turn each layer on/off
2. Change the order of layers
3. Change the style of the new layer

Two layers at once


Challenge. You know the drill. :)

Visualisation


1 visualisation =  1+  layers


1 layer: 1 map

1, 2 = switch layers



 

visualisations for bigger data

Intensity



Density


Category or  Choropleth?


"Bronze", "Copper", "Stoneware" → Category

1.2, 5.3, 2.4 → Choropleth

Cluster, Intensity or Density?

Experiment!

Buckets


1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

3 buckets

1,2,3         4,5,6,7     8,9,10


(sort of)



Custom styling

CartoCSS


CartoCSS doc:
https://www.mapbox.com/carto/api/2.3.0/ 

Geocoding


Creating lat/longs

Where before there were none

Make a new table


Add some addresses or place names

Georeferencing

Works better with context: Victoria, Australia


addresses cost $$$

Instead, provide your own lat/lon:

Or: Match admin regions (polygons) *

Match admin regions



a free way with GOogle sheets

1. Follow all instructions here:
https://github.com/mapbox/geo-googledocs 

2. Geocode stuff in Google Sheets
3. Import 

Adding data

Add feature. Click. Done. Click. Edit data. Save and close.


Or...

Add row

Then lat/long


More data!

CartoDB supports:


AURIN,  data.gov.au, CartoDB "common data", Google...

Advanced

Basic SQL

Filter, group, aggregate, calculate

SELECT * FROM sulla WHERE name LIKE 'P%'

Not basic SQL


Any basemap


Sharing


More help?

CartoDB documentation
gis.stackexchange.com
steve.bennett@unimelb.edu.au

Drop-in sessions


Feedback please!

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