Automating CartoDB administration tasks

CartoDB is a mapping and visualisation platform we are using at REA to help us analyse and visualise our data. If you want to read more about how to set up a local CartoDB environment read here.

When you create a CartoDB account you can access the CartoDB dashboard which allows you to perform a stack of administrative functions such as loading data and creating visualisations. Continue reading

Setup CartoDB dev environment on Mac OS X

“CartoDB is a geospatial database on the cloud that allows for the storage and visualization of data on the web. Using CartoDB will allow you to quickly create map based visualizations.” (cartodb.com)

This document walks you step by step to have a development CartoDB running on your Mac OS X

Step 1 – Prerequisites

  • First of all, install Ruby if you haven’t (recommend using RVM or rbenv)
  • Install homebrew if you haven’t
    ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go/install)"
  • Or, update homebrew if you already have it
    brew update

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