Publish your own geocoded web services with CartoDB

Opensas blog


This is the third part of a series of articles that shows how to use several really nice tools to play with open data.

In the first article we saw how to take our comma-separated list of google contacts, and mangle them using OpenRefine.

In the second part we used OpenRefine to access exteral web services like Google Maps and OpenStreetMap to geocode the addresses of our contacts.

Now that we have our dataset ready, we are going to upload it to CartoDB to expose it as a web service.

Introducing CartoDB

cartodb homepage

Even though in this small example we will just use it to expose a rest web service, CartoDB is a full-fledged platform for creating maps and developing applications. Among other features it lets you import your data, style your maps, work with many basemap providers, merge datasets, perform complex spatial queries, visualize your data layers, publish and share…

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