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?

  • Are you importing the zip file without unzipping it? – Andy Eschbacher Apr 8 '15 at 15:48

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.

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