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CartoDB API

CartoDB is a geospatial database on the cloud. CartoDB allows users to make their data geolocal and map the data, as well as import geospatial datasets to create location-aware applications.

The CartoDB API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of CartoDB with other applications and to create other applications. CartoDB offers a SQL API, as well as tile maps API. Example API methods include creating maps, performing queries of geospatial data, and rendering maps.

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CartoDB: Highlights

Summary
Geospatial data and map creation service
Category
Mapping
Tags
Protocols
REST, JavaScript
Data Formats
JSON
API home
http://cartodb.com/develop 

CartoDB: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://user.cartodb.com/api/v1

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Yes  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.cartodb.com  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
cartodb.com/terms 

Security

Authentication Model
OAuth, API Key 
SSL Support
Yes 
Read-only Without Login
 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
blog.cartodb.com/ 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
support.cartodb.com/ 
Console URL
 

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Comments 

June 13, 2012
at 10:00
Comment by: loicdevaux

There is a vmdk virtual machine and a EC2 Amazon AMI available with CartoDB pre-installed:
http://blog.lolo.asia/cartography/2012/06/11/cartodb-ec2-ami-vmdk-vm-available/
so CartoDB can be tested locally or on the cloud.

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