I've been trying to do the very intro CartoDB Map Academy course, but when I try to load the example files – e.g., http://acdmy.org/d/counties.zip – I get a screen that says "Downloading file" forever and eventually it just fails and I later get an email telling me that it couldn't import my table, without any more details. Any idea what's going on here?
I've just tried just copying and pasting the
http://acdmy.org/d/counties.zip URL into CartoDB and it imported fine the us_counties table. I also downloaded locally the zip file and imported it without problems (no need to unzip, CartoDB unzips automatically, also being a Shapefile it is a requirement to use a zipped file).
Maybe was a temporal file download issue... If still happens to you please provide as many details as possible to try to pinpoint or reproduce it.