I have an in-house database with spatial data (Postgres + PostGIS) for which I'm generating an extract (GeoJSON/KML etc) in order to load it into CartoDB.

My column names are technical (e.g. ARPU2011, or even less clear, and I need this to remain that way) but I also have column descriptions available (e.g. "Average Revenue Per User 2011").

Using which export format and what type of formatting can I then later find both the technical name and the description usable for filtering in CartoDB?

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After a bit of searching in multiple places, I believe it is not yet possible. See GitHub issue - Suggestion: Allow adding a description for column information

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    Hi Thibaut, you are right, it's not possible. I'm going to think about it and see if we can add it to the backlog. Happy Mapping!
    – saleiva
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 8:22
  • Hi Sergio - thanks for the quick answer and for considering this to your roadmap! Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 12:24

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