March Maptime - Spatial Data Formats and Data Sources

For our March Maptime, Shaun Walbridge is going to talk all about GeoJSON, TopoJSON, Shapefiles and your other favorite spatial data formats.

Update: The spatial data formats talk is up at, with a full repository up on Github. We also had a few additional tools and formats come up in the discussion:

  • csvkit for slicing, dicing, and even joining CSV files (suggested by Sean Sweeney)
  • pygeobuf, a protobuf based format for encoding GeoJSON-like streams.

CartoDB is sponsoring Maptime this month and will be buying pizza for us!

Beginners are encouraged, and be sure bring your laptop.

Wednesday, Mar 18 2015