How to map NBA player shots using CartoDB

A couple of weeks ago LA Times amazed us with their Kobe’s 30,699 shots visualization. Then they explained us how they made it. In this post, I am going to replicate their process. But in my case, I am going to plot Stephen Curry’s last regular season shots. A little bit of knowledge of the NBA API, few lines of Python and some SQL queries in CartoDB and… BOOM!

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How to import tweets to CartoDB with Python

I have been quite busy these last couple of weeks. On the 3rd of December I attended to the CartoDBeers and Workshop for data journalists at CartoDB Headquarters to be prepared for the next Spanish general elections. Then on the 5th of this month, Carmen Langa and me organized a kids map workshop at Medialab-Prado. But this requires a whole blog post to explain how much fun we had! Finally, last thursday I went to Campus Madrid at the last stop of the LocationTech Tour. It was quite interesting to listen to all the people from CartoDB, QGIS, Glob3mobile and Boundless.

And in the meantime I manage to figure out how to import tweets from twitter to CartoDB using Python:

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