• DHL
  • vodafone
  • mastercard
  • bloomberg
  • bcg
  • telefonica

How it works

CARTO turns your Location Data Into Business Outcomes

Whether it's more efficient delivery routes, strategic store placements or targeted geomarketing campaigns - CARTO makes it simple in 5 key steps:

Are you a

Data Scientist?

  • Simple Data Preparation & Enrichment

    Save time and take the pain out of collecting spatial data.

  • Interaction

    Use your own libraries, functions and workflows.

  • Advanced spatial models

    Speed up your time to insight by accessing best-in-class spatial analyses.

Dive into analysis

Are you a

Developer?

  • Batteries included

    A complete development framework with visualization libraries, data APIs, geocoding, routing and isolines.

  • Rapid app development

    Prototype responsive apps, just upload your data and start developing.

  • Performance and interactivity

    Smoothly visualize millions of points.

  • Scalability

    Scale your apps to millions of requests with CARTO as a backend.

Start building
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <title>Taxi pickups | CARTO</title>
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <script src="https://libs.cartocdn.com/carto-vl/v1.3.1/carto-vl.min.js"></script>
  <script src="https://api.tiles.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/v1.0.0/mapbox-gl.js"></script>
  <link href="https://api.tiles.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/v1.0.0/mapbox-gl.css" rel="stylesheet" />
  <link href="https://carto.com/developers/carto-vl/v1.3.1/examples/maps/style.css" rel="stylesheet">
</head>
<body>
  <div id="map"></div>
  <aside class="toolbox">
    <div class="box">
      <header>
        <h1>Taxi pickups</h1>
      </header>
      <section>
        <p class="description open-sans">Multi-scale animation with color interpolation through time of day and sized by trip distance</p>
      </section>
      <footer class="js-footer"></footer>
    </div>
  </aside>
  <div id="loader">
    <div class="CDB-LoaderIcon CDB-LoaderIcon--big">
      <svg class="CDB-LoaderIcon-spinner" viewBox="0 0 50 50">
        <circle class="CDB-LoaderIcon-path" cx="25" cy="25" r="20" fill="none"></circle>
      </svg>
    </div>
  </div>
  <script>
    const map = new mapboxgl.Map({
      container: 'map',
      style: carto.basemaps.darkmatter,
      center: [-74.0032059, 40.7482066],
      zoom: 12,
      scrollZoom: false
    });

    const nav = new mapboxgl.NavigationControl({
      showCompass: false
    });
    map.addControl(nav, 'top-left');
    map.addControl(new mapboxgl.FullscreenControl(), 'top-left');

    // Define user
    carto.setDefaultAuth({
      username: 'cartovl',
      apiKey: 'default_public'
    });

    // Define layer
    const source = new carto.source.Dataset('taxi_50k');
    const viz = new carto.Viz(`
      width: ($fare_amount/15000)*scaled(1)
      filter: animation($tpep_pickup_datetime,10,fade(0.2,0.2))
      color: rgba(255,255,255,0.2)
      strokeColor: ramp(linear($tpep_pickup_datetime,time('2016-05-01T00:08:39Z'),time('2016-05-06T10:29:11Z')),[#CF1C90,#F8CA00,#9BBD4D,#07A5AB,#B100EB])
      strokeWidth: ($trip_distance/30000)*scaled(1)
    `);
    const layer = new carto.Layer('layer', source, viz);

    layer.addTo(map, 'watername_ocean');
    layer.on('loaded', hideLoader);

    function hideLoader() {
      document.getElementById('loader').style.opacity = '0';
    }
  </script>
</body>
</html>

Examples

Leading organizations build their apps with CARTO

Mastercard Retail Location Insights

Mastercard built their Retail Location Insights app with CARTO, allowing them to provide spatial analysis capabilities to Retailers and Real Estate firms for Site Planning and Geomarketing.

Read Mastercard's story

Vodafone Analytics

Vodafone turn their mobile event data into geospatial insights for Retailers, Real Estate firms and cities with their Vodafone Analytics application.

Discover Vodafone Analytics

MIT's Atlas of Inequality

The Atlas of Inequality app brings together human mobility data and POIs to explore behavioral patterns and investigate segregation across the United States.

Find out more

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The time has come

Step aside old‑school GIS

Built for traditional GIS workflows
Complex and confusing architecture, extras required for further geo capabilities
Complex consumption based pricing model
Need for specialist developers and GIS analyst

GIS of the past

Built for traditional GIS workflows

Complex and confusing architecture, extras required for further geo capabilities

Complex consumption based pricing model

Need for specialist developers and GIS analyst

Built for the modern web developer and Data Scientists
A user-friendly API platform with geo capabilities and analysis available out of the box
Transparent pricing model without hidden fees and variable costs for credits
UX tailored to the needs of Developers, Data Scientists and Business Users

CARTO Today

Built for the modern web developer and Data Scientists

A user-friendly API platform with geo capabilities and analysis available out of the box

Transparent pricing model without hidden fees and variable costs for credits

UX tailored to the needs of Developers, Data Scientists and Business Users

The time has come

Step aside old‑school GIS

  • GIS of the past

    Built for traditional GIS workflows

    Built for the modern web developer and Data Scientists

    Built for the modern web developer and Data Scientists

    CARTO Today

  • GIS of the past

    Complex and confusing architecture, extras required for further geo capabilities

    A user-friendly API platform with geo capabilities and analysis available out of the box

    A user-friendly API platform with geo capabilities and analysis available out of the box

    CARTO Today

  • GIS of the past

    Complex consumption based pricing model

    Transparent pricing model without hidden fees and variable costs for credits

    Transparent pricing model without hidden fees and variable costs for credits

    CARTO Today

  • GIS of the past

    Need for specialist developers and GIS analyst

    UX tailored to the needs of Developers, Data Scientists and Business Users

    UX tailored to the needs of Developers, Data Scientists and Business Users

    CARTO Today

Request a demo

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