I'm likin' this CartoDB

Andrew Hill took us through a nice workshop at NACIS, taught us the wonders of Vizzuality's web mapping product

I love it. Nice UI, quick queries and filtering with postgreSQL, spatial operations with postGIS, can rip the shapefile down to your computer if it needs to be styled, or push a lovely map for visitors to pan as they please. I could never afford the plans that offer real storage space for bigass joins, which is lamentable, since I'd never touch ARC or MAPub if I could do it all in here.

 

Or I could learn postGIS and SQL for real, but there's dreams and then there's vapor.