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Helen McKenzie

Helen McKenzie
Helen is CARTO's Geospatial Advocate where she works to get the data science community excited about thinking about “where?” Whether it's electric vehicle Site Selection, analyzing caffeination deprivation or choosing the next Eurovision Song Contest venue, Helen's posts are all about opening your eyes to the possibilities of geospatial.
Introducing Workflows Templates: pre-built spatial analysis

Introducing Workflows Templates: pre-built spatial analysis

Boost efficiency with CARTO Workflows Templates - no-code spatial analysis made easy. Explore pre-built templates for streamlined geospatial projects.

Spatial Analytics
Elevate your real estate property analysis with CARTO & Markerr

Elevate your real estate property analysis with CARTO & Markerr

Announcing CARTO & Markerr's data partnership! Subscribe to spatial real estate data including transactions, rent and property details.

Spatial Data
5 Advantages of No Code Spatial Analysis

5 Advantages of No Code Spatial Analysis

Is no code for spatial analysis possible? Discover 5 advantages to go no code & see CARTO Workflows in action! Reduce bottlenecks, save time & de-risk.

Spatial Analytics
Geographic Segmentation: How to get started

Geographic Segmentation: How to get started

Get started with Geographic Segmentation with our guide & tutorials. Leverage demographic & consumer data to tailor your strategy & maximize ROI. 

Spatial Data
Modernizing the Geospatial Analysis Stack report - get your copy!

Modernizing the Geospatial Analysis Stack report - get your copy!

Level up your geospatial analysis with our FREE report! Modernize your tech stack for bigger, faster, and more collaborative spatial analysis.

News
4 ways catastrophe analysts can use spatial analytics

4 ways catastrophe analysts can use spatial analytics

Discover 4 different spatial analytics techniques Catastrophe Analysts can use to understand key climate-related risks for better insurance decision-making.

Spatial Analytics
23 of the best maps, visualizations & analysis from 2023

23 of the best maps, visualizations & analysis from 2023

Explore 23 of the best maps and visualizations of 2023. From advanced analytics to awesome visualizations with huge geospatial data.

Cartography & Visualization
Analyzing Mobility Hotspots with MovingPandas & CARTO

Analyzing Mobility Hotspots with MovingPandas & CARTO

Explore mobility hotspots with MovingPandas and CARTO. Tutorial on transforming trajectory data into space-time hotspots for intelligent decision-making.

Spatial Data Science
Pie Charts: An Effective Data Visualization Tool?

Pie Charts: An Effective Data Visualization Tool?

A guide to creating Pie Charts for effective spatial Data Visualization & dashboards, including best practice and examples.

Cartography & Visualization
Using crime data & spatial analysis to assess home insurance risk

Using crime data & spatial analysis to assess home insurance risk

Discover how spatial analysis of crime data can be used for smarter home insurance decisions, including personalized underwriting & targeted marketing.

Spatial Analytics
How to use SQL Parameters for more efficient decision-making

How to use SQL Parameters for more efficient decision-making

Make decisions more efficiently with SQL parameters. Follow this step-by-step guide exploring data-driven insights from Citi Bike analytics.

Spatial Analytics
Space-time hotspots: how to unlock a new dimension of insights

Space-time hotspots: how to unlock a new dimension of insights

How to use Space-Time Clustering to generate insights & optimize decision making with this step-by-step guide.

Spatial Data Science
Introducing the Spatial App Development Summit NYC!

Introducing the Spatial App Development Summit NYC!

Join the first-ever Spatial App Development Summit! Engage with experts, explore cutting-edge tools, and shape the future of spatial app development.

Events
Spatial Scoring: Measuring Merchant Attractiveness & Performance

Spatial Scoring: Measuring Merchant Attractiveness & Performance

Learn how to use Spatial Scoring for Merchant Prioritization in the CPG Industry. Optimize sales and reduce costs with this step-by-step guide.

Spatial Data Science
Cannibalization Analysis: what is it & how can I use it?

Cannibalization Analysis: what is it & how can I use it?

Balance competing demands between multiple business locations with our 4-step guide to Cannibalization Analysis: from data collection to decision!

Spatial Data Science
Boosting Retail & CPG Sales with Sentiment Analysis

Boosting Retail & CPG Sales with Sentiment Analysis

Leverage sentiment analysis for retail growth. Explore Data Appeal's insights, using sentiment data for strategic business expansion. Free 14-day trial.

Spatial Data Science
Optimizing Site Selection for EV Charging Stations

Optimizing Site Selection for EV Charging Stations

Optimize EV Charging Site Selection with Spatial Data Science - improve accessibility and convenience, drive revenue, and de-risk growth.

Use cases
Spatial interpolation: which technique is best & how to run it

Spatial interpolation: which technique is best & how to run it

Fix missing or coarse data with Spatial Interpolation. Compare IDW and Kriging methods & follow along with tutorials!

Spatial Data Science
Driving Decisions with Spatial Analysis: Vacation Rentals

Driving Decisions with Spatial Analysis: Vacation Rentals

Discover spatial trends in vacation rentals & relationships with land use, ft. tutorials on how to conduct this analysis and use it to drive decision-making.

Spatial Data Science
Map tiles: 5 examples to get started

Map tiles: 5 examples to get started

Learn how to effectively visualize geospatial data with tilesets, including a step-by-step guide and 5 examples to inspire you!

Cartography & Visualization
Do you need to code for a career in data?

Do you need to code for a career in data?

Exploring the role of coding in data careers | Do you need to learn, and which language is right for you? Low-code, SQL, Python, R, HTML & Javascript.

Spatial Data Science
Boosting International CPG Market Share with Location Intelligence

Boosting International CPG Market Share with Location Intelligence

Unlock Global CPG Growth with Location Intelligence! Overcome challenges, target the right markets, cater to preferences & boost revenue.

Use cases
New to CARTO? Try these 5 things first!

New to CARTO? Try these 5 things first!

New to CARTO? Discover the first 5 things to try, from running a cloud-native spatial analysis to creating your first map.

Spatial Analytics
Unlock the Potential of Spatial Indexes: 10 Powerful Uses of H3

Unlock the Potential of Spatial Indexes: 10 Powerful Uses of H3

Unleash the potential of H3 and revolutionize spatial data analysis with this lightweight global grid system. Explore real-world examples.

Spatial Data
Self-service spatial analytics with user-defined parameters

Self-service spatial analytics with user-defined parameters

Unlock Spatial Insights for non-expert users with User-Defined Parameters. Learn how to democratize geospatial data analysis for faster decision-making.

Spatial Analytics
Improving Customer Experience in Telecoms with Geospatial

Improving Customer Experience in Telecoms with Geospatial

A guide to using geospatial to improve the Telecom customer experience, including network optimization, service personalization & targeted support.

Use cases
A Guide To Using GTFS Data

A Guide To Using GTFS Data

The General Transit Feed Specification - or GTFS - is a specification for transit data. Use GTFS data for transit analysis & map visualization. Free tutorial.

Spatial Data
How Geographically Weighted Regression works

How Geographically Weighted Regression works

Find out what Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR) is, how it works, when to use it & how to use spatial indexes in conjunction.

Spatial Data Science
How To Optimize Location Planning For Wind Turbines

How To Optimize Location Planning For Wind Turbines

Optimize wind farm locations with our guide on location planning for wind turbines. Explore criteria, spatial analysis, and use CARTO for a free trial.

Use cases
5 maps you didn't know you could create with SQL

5 maps you didn't know you could create with SQL

Did you know you can use Spatial SQL to create amazing maps and data visualizations? Learn how with these five examples.

Cartography & Visualization
How to use Location Intelligence to grow London's brunch scene

How to use Location Intelligence to grow London's brunch scene

How to use Location Intelligence tools to establish new opportunities for specific restaurant types, based on geosegmentation and catchment areas.

Use cases
Finding that Spatial someone: using analytics to find love

Finding that Spatial someone: using analytics to find love

What role does location play in dating apps? This guide shares how spatial analysis can be used to optimize dating apps with real examples.

Use cases
Women in STEM: reflections & advice from CARTO's experts

Women in STEM: reflections & advice from CARTO's experts

To mark Women in STEM day 2023, we interviewed experts across CARTO to hear advice and reflections on a career in STEM.

CARTO Culture
Calculating Routes at Scale using SQL on BigQuery

Calculating Routes at Scale using SQL on BigQuery

A guide to route optimization using Google BigQuery, a cloud-native & scalable alternative to PgRouting & Network Analyst.

Spatial Analytics
How to get your colleagues & clients excited about geospatial

How to get your colleagues & clients excited about geospatial

A guide to getting your colleagues & clients excited about geospatial technology and spatial analysis, with practical tips and advice

CARTO Culture
22 of the best maps, visualizations & analysis from 2022

22 of the best maps, visualizations & analysis from 2022

A round-up of some of our favorite pieces of analysis, maps and visualizations using CARTO from 2022 in areas including retail, transport, climate & more!

Cartography & Visualization
How to calculate spatial hotspots and which tools do you need?

How to calculate spatial hotspots and which tools do you need?

A comparison of the main spatial hotspot tools and which is best for your use case, including a guide on how to use and interpret these.

Spatial Analytics
The Ultimate Guide to OpenStreetMap & BigQuery

The Ultimate Guide to OpenStreetMap & BigQuery

A guide to the pros & cons of OpenStreetMap geospatial data, and how to access it via Google BigQuery

Spatial Data
Migrating spatial analytics from PostgreSQL to Snowflake

Migrating spatial analytics from PostgreSQL to Snowflake

Discover seamless migration steps from PostgreSQL to Snowflake for advanced spatial analytics. Unleash the power of CARTO for scalable, performant workflows.

Cloud Native
What we learned: #SDSC22 New York

What we learned: #SDSC22 New York

​​Miss the Spatial Data Science Conference in NYC? Here’s a quick recap as well as information about how to get involved in future events.

Events
IoT Analytics & Geospatial Data: How It Works

IoT Analytics & Geospatial Data: How It Works

We explore how IoT Analytics use cases are driven by geospatial data for catastrophe modeling, in smart cities & supply chain.

Use cases
How to create and use Isolines with CARTO

How to create and use Isolines with CARTO

Follow our guide for creating isolines & trade areas, the cloud-native spatial data science platform, as well as how to use these to derive actionable insights.

Spatial Analytics
CARTO’s Ultimate Guide to Spatial Joins & Predicates with SQL

CARTO’s Ultimate Guide to Spatial Joins & Predicates with SQL

Get started with Spatial SQL with this guide to using spatial relationships.

Spatial Analytics
How to create Google Street View pop-ups with CARTO

How to create Google Street View pop-ups with CARTO

CARTO's guide to using Google Street View images in your map pop-ups.

Cartography & Visualization
Using Location Intelligence to combat The Great Resignation in Logistics

Using Location Intelligence to combat The Great Resignation in Logistics

The Great Resignation means competition for staff is ever increasing. CARTO explores how spatial unemployment patterns can be used to tackle this.

Use cases
Venue Suitability Analysis for the Eurovision Song Contest with CARTO

Venue Suitability Analysis for the Eurovision Song Contest with CARTO

How to use Location Intelligence to pick the optimal venue for the UK's Eurovision Song contest with CARTO

Use cases
Sistema.bio's Story: Optimizing field operations with CARTO

Sistema.bio's Story: Optimizing field operations with CARTO

Understand how Sistema.bio is using CARTO to manage and plan their field operations to bring their sustainable biodigester to the world’s smallholders.

Use cases
COVID, mapped: The analytics behind an epidemic

COVID, mapped: The analytics behind an epidemic

CARTO teams up with ZOE to analyze & predict the spatial patterns of COVID-19to develop a blueprint for understanding the spatial patterns of an epidemic.

Use cases
Exploratory Data Analysis: UK retail centres

Exploratory Data Analysis: UK retail centres

CARTO shares how you can use Exploratory Data Analysis to better understand your data and frame future analysis with CDRC’s latest dataset - UK Retail Centres

Spatial Analytics
Super Charged Site Selection for Electric Vehicles

Super Charged Site Selection for Electric Vehicles

CARTO partners with CITD to understand how Location Intelligence can be used to drive stronger return on investment for Electric Vehicle charging stations.

Use cases
Analyzing Sentiment & Footfall in Post-COVID Berlin

Analyzing Sentiment & Footfall in Post-COVID Berlin

Follow along as Data Appeal uses CARTO’s Location Intelligence platform to evaluate tourism in Berlin post-COVID.

Spatial Data
Cost of Living Crisis: Location Intelligence for Energy Efficiency

Cost of Living Crisis: Location Intelligence for Energy Efficiency

Improved availability & analytics of residential energy performance data will be a powerful tool to help during this crisis. Learn more & see it in action.

Spatial Data
How Yale Climate Connections Uses Spatial Visualization for Community Engagement

How Yale Climate Connections Uses Spatial Visualization for Community Engagement

See how Yale Climate Connections used CARTO to create a spatial visualization that shares local stories to help explain climate change.

Customer Stories
Ghost Kitchens: Predictive Location Intelligence

Ghost Kitchens: Predictive Location Intelligence

CARTO uses Location Intelligence to predict locations of one of the hottest trends in food delivery - ghost kitchens.

Spatial Analytics
Hexagons for Location Intelligence: Why, When & How?

Hexagons for Location Intelligence: Why, When & How?

CARTO explains how using hexagonal grids in your location-based analysis can lead to more efficient analysis and greater insight.

Spatial Data
Understanding Retail Store Clusters with Local Outlier Factor Analysis

Understanding Retail Store Clusters with Local Outlier Factor Analysis

“See how Local Outlier Factor can be used as a tool for understanding the spatial patterns of retail store locations."

Spatial Data Science
Dark Store Site Selection: How Geospatial Data Can Help

Dark Store Site Selection: How Geospatial Data Can Help

See how market leaders are doing dark store site selection using geospatial data & analytics with CARTO & Snowflake.

Cloud Native
Analyzing NYC Caffeine Deprivation through Location Intelligence

Analyzing NYC Caffeine Deprivation through Location Intelligence

“Curious about the number of coffee shops in NYC? Join us as we investigate the spatial patterns of coffee shops across the city."

Use cases
International Women’s Day: Mapping Financial Inequality by Gender

International Women’s Day: Mapping Financial Inequality by Gender

“For International Women’s Day 2022, CARTO uses location intelligence to analyze financial inequality between gender in different countries. "

Use cases
Introducing Workflows Templates: pre-built spatial analysis

Introducing Workflows Templates: pre-built spatial analysis

Boost efficiency with CARTO Workflows Templates - no-code spatial analysis made easy. Explore pre-built templates for streamlined geospatial projects.

Spatial Analytics
Elevate your real estate property analysis with CARTO & Markerr

Elevate your real estate property analysis with CARTO & Markerr

Announcing CARTO & Markerr's data partnership! Subscribe to spatial real estate data including transactions, rent and property details.

Spatial Data
5 Advantages of No Code Spatial Analysis

5 Advantages of No Code Spatial Analysis

Is no code for spatial analysis possible? Discover 5 advantages to go no code & see CARTO Workflows in action! Reduce bottlenecks, save time & de-risk.

Spatial Analytics
Geographic Segmentation: How to get started

Geographic Segmentation: How to get started

Get started with Geographic Segmentation with our guide & tutorials. Leverage demographic & consumer data to tailor your strategy & maximize ROI. 

Spatial Data
Modernizing the Geospatial Analysis Stack report - get your copy!

Modernizing the Geospatial Analysis Stack report - get your copy!

Level up your geospatial analysis with our FREE report! Modernize your tech stack for bigger, faster, and more collaborative spatial analysis.

News
23 of the best maps, visualizations & analysis from 2023

23 of the best maps, visualizations & analysis from 2023

Explore 23 of the best maps and visualizations of 2023. From advanced analytics to awesome visualizations with huge geospatial data.

Cartography & Visualization
Pie Charts: An Effective Data Visualization Tool?

Pie Charts: An Effective Data Visualization Tool?

A guide to creating Pie Charts for effective spatial Data Visualization & dashboards, including best practice and examples.

Cartography & Visualization
Using crime data & spatial analysis to assess home insurance risk

Using crime data & spatial analysis to assess home insurance risk

Discover how spatial analysis of crime data can be used for smarter home insurance decisions, including personalized underwriting & targeted marketing.

Spatial Analytics
Space-time hotspots: how to unlock a new dimension of insights

Space-time hotspots: how to unlock a new dimension of insights

How to use Space-Time Clustering to generate insights & optimize decision making with this step-by-step guide.

Spatial Data Science
Introducing the Spatial App Development Summit NYC!

Introducing the Spatial App Development Summit NYC!

Join the first-ever Spatial App Development Summit! Engage with experts, explore cutting-edge tools, and shape the future of spatial app development.

Events
Cannibalization Analysis: what is it & how can I use it?

Cannibalization Analysis: what is it & how can I use it?

Balance competing demands between multiple business locations with our 4-step guide to Cannibalization Analysis: from data collection to decision!

Spatial Data Science
Boosting Retail & CPG Sales with Sentiment Analysis

Boosting Retail & CPG Sales with Sentiment Analysis

Leverage sentiment analysis for retail growth. Explore Data Appeal's insights, using sentiment data for strategic business expansion. Free 14-day trial.

Spatial Data Science
Spatial interpolation: which technique is best & how to run it

Spatial interpolation: which technique is best & how to run it

Fix missing or coarse data with Spatial Interpolation. Compare IDW and Kriging methods & follow along with tutorials!

Spatial Data Science
Driving Decisions with Spatial Analysis: Vacation Rentals

Driving Decisions with Spatial Analysis: Vacation Rentals

Discover spatial trends in vacation rentals & relationships with land use, ft. tutorials on how to conduct this analysis and use it to drive decision-making.

Spatial Data Science
Map tiles: 5 examples to get started

Map tiles: 5 examples to get started

Learn how to effectively visualize geospatial data with tilesets, including a step-by-step guide and 5 examples to inspire you!

Cartography & Visualization
Do you need to code for a career in data?

Do you need to code for a career in data?

Exploring the role of coding in data careers | Do you need to learn, and which language is right for you? Low-code, SQL, Python, R, HTML & Javascript.

Spatial Data Science
Boosting International CPG Market Share with Location Intelligence

Boosting International CPG Market Share with Location Intelligence

Unlock Global CPG Growth with Location Intelligence! Overcome challenges, target the right markets, cater to preferences & boost revenue.

Use cases
New to CARTO? Try these 5 things first!

New to CARTO? Try these 5 things first!

New to CARTO? Discover the first 5 things to try, from running a cloud-native spatial analysis to creating your first map.

Spatial Analytics
Unlock the Potential of Spatial Indexes: 10 Powerful Uses of H3

Unlock the Potential of Spatial Indexes: 10 Powerful Uses of H3

Unleash the potential of H3 and revolutionize spatial data analysis with this lightweight global grid system. Explore real-world examples.

Spatial Data
Self-service spatial analytics with user-defined parameters

Self-service spatial analytics with user-defined parameters

Unlock Spatial Insights for non-expert users with User-Defined Parameters. Learn how to democratize geospatial data analysis for faster decision-making.

Spatial Analytics
Improving Customer Experience in Telecoms with Geospatial

Improving Customer Experience in Telecoms with Geospatial

A guide to using geospatial to improve the Telecom customer experience, including network optimization, service personalization & targeted support.

Use cases
A Guide To Using GTFS Data

A Guide To Using GTFS Data

The General Transit Feed Specification - or GTFS - is a specification for transit data. Use GTFS data for transit analysis & map visualization. Free tutorial.

Spatial Data
How Geographically Weighted Regression works

How Geographically Weighted Regression works

Find out what Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR) is, how it works, when to use it & how to use spatial indexes in conjunction.

Spatial Data Science
How To Optimize Location Planning For Wind Turbines

How To Optimize Location Planning For Wind Turbines

Optimize wind farm locations with our guide on location planning for wind turbines. Explore criteria, spatial analysis, and use CARTO for a free trial.

Use cases
5 maps you didn't know you could create with SQL

5 maps you didn't know you could create with SQL

Did you know you can use Spatial SQL to create amazing maps and data visualizations? Learn how with these five examples.

Cartography & Visualization
How to use Location Intelligence to grow London's brunch scene

How to use Location Intelligence to grow London's brunch scene

How to use Location Intelligence tools to establish new opportunities for specific restaurant types, based on geosegmentation and catchment areas.

Use cases
Finding that Spatial someone: using analytics to find love

Finding that Spatial someone: using analytics to find love

What role does location play in dating apps? This guide shares how spatial analysis can be used to optimize dating apps with real examples.

Use cases
Women in STEM: reflections & advice from CARTO's experts

Women in STEM: reflections & advice from CARTO's experts

To mark Women in STEM day 2023, we interviewed experts across CARTO to hear advice and reflections on a career in STEM.

CARTO Culture
Calculating Routes at Scale using SQL on BigQuery

Calculating Routes at Scale using SQL on BigQuery

A guide to route optimization using Google BigQuery, a cloud-native & scalable alternative to PgRouting & Network Analyst.

Spatial Analytics
How to get your colleagues & clients excited about geospatial

How to get your colleagues & clients excited about geospatial

A guide to getting your colleagues & clients excited about geospatial technology and spatial analysis, with practical tips and advice

CARTO Culture
22 of the best maps, visualizations & analysis from 2022

22 of the best maps, visualizations & analysis from 2022

A round-up of some of our favorite pieces of analysis, maps and visualizations using CARTO from 2022 in areas including retail, transport, climate & more!

Cartography & Visualization
How to calculate spatial hotspots and which tools do you need?

How to calculate spatial hotspots and which tools do you need?

A comparison of the main spatial hotspot tools and which is best for your use case, including a guide on how to use and interpret these.

Spatial Analytics
The Ultimate Guide to OpenStreetMap & BigQuery

The Ultimate Guide to OpenStreetMap & BigQuery

A guide to the pros & cons of OpenStreetMap geospatial data, and how to access it via Google BigQuery

Spatial Data
Migrating spatial analytics from PostgreSQL to Snowflake

Migrating spatial analytics from PostgreSQL to Snowflake

Discover seamless migration steps from PostgreSQL to Snowflake for advanced spatial analytics. Unleash the power of CARTO for scalable, performant workflows.

Cloud Native
What we learned: #SDSC22 New York

What we learned: #SDSC22 New York

​​Miss the Spatial Data Science Conference in NYC? Here’s a quick recap as well as information about how to get involved in future events.

Events
How to create and use Isolines with CARTO

How to create and use Isolines with CARTO

Follow our guide for creating isolines & trade areas, the cloud-native spatial data science platform, as well as how to use these to derive actionable insights.

Spatial Analytics
CARTO’s Ultimate Guide to Spatial Joins & Predicates with SQL

CARTO’s Ultimate Guide to Spatial Joins & Predicates with SQL

Get started with Spatial SQL with this guide to using spatial relationships.

Spatial Analytics
How to create Google Street View pop-ups with CARTO

How to create Google Street View pop-ups with CARTO

CARTO's guide to using Google Street View images in your map pop-ups.

Cartography & Visualization
Using Location Intelligence to combat The Great Resignation in Logistics

Using Location Intelligence to combat The Great Resignation in Logistics

The Great Resignation means competition for staff is ever increasing. CARTO explores how spatial unemployment patterns can be used to tackle this.

Use cases
Venue Suitability Analysis for the Eurovision Song Contest with CARTO

Venue Suitability Analysis for the Eurovision Song Contest with CARTO

How to use Location Intelligence to pick the optimal venue for the UK's Eurovision Song contest with CARTO

Use cases
Sistema.bio's Story: Optimizing field operations with CARTO

Sistema.bio's Story: Optimizing field operations with CARTO

Understand how Sistema.bio is using CARTO to manage and plan their field operations to bring their sustainable biodigester to the world’s smallholders.

Use cases
COVID, mapped: The analytics behind an epidemic

COVID, mapped: The analytics behind an epidemic

CARTO teams up with ZOE to analyze & predict the spatial patterns of COVID-19to develop a blueprint for understanding the spatial patterns of an epidemic.

Use cases
Super Charged Site Selection for Electric Vehicles

Super Charged Site Selection for Electric Vehicles

CARTO partners with CITD to understand how Location Intelligence can be used to drive stronger return on investment for Electric Vehicle charging stations.

Use cases
Cost of Living Crisis: Location Intelligence for Energy Efficiency

Cost of Living Crisis: Location Intelligence for Energy Efficiency

Improved availability & analytics of residential energy performance data will be a powerful tool to help during this crisis. Learn more & see it in action.

Spatial Data
How Yale Climate Connections Uses Spatial Visualization for Community Engagement

How Yale Climate Connections Uses Spatial Visualization for Community Engagement

See how Yale Climate Connections used CARTO to create a spatial visualization that shares local stories to help explain climate change.

Customer Stories
Ghost Kitchens: Predictive Location Intelligence

Ghost Kitchens: Predictive Location Intelligence

CARTO uses Location Intelligence to predict locations of one of the hottest trends in food delivery - ghost kitchens.

Spatial Analytics
Hexagons for Location Intelligence: Why, When & How?

Hexagons for Location Intelligence: Why, When & How?

CARTO explains how using hexagonal grids in your location-based analysis can lead to more efficient analysis and greater insight.

Spatial Data
Understanding Retail Store Clusters with Local Outlier Factor Analysis

Understanding Retail Store Clusters with Local Outlier Factor Analysis

“See how Local Outlier Factor can be used as a tool for understanding the spatial patterns of retail store locations."

Spatial Data Science
Dark Store Site Selection: How Geospatial Data Can Help

Dark Store Site Selection: How Geospatial Data Can Help

See how market leaders are doing dark store site selection using geospatial data & analytics with CARTO & Snowflake.

Cloud Native
Analyzing NYC Caffeine Deprivation through Location Intelligence

Analyzing NYC Caffeine Deprivation through Location Intelligence

“Curious about the number of coffee shops in NYC? Join us as we investigate the spatial patterns of coffee shops across the city."

Use cases
International Women’s Day: Mapping Financial Inequality by Gender

International Women’s Day: Mapping Financial Inequality by Gender

“For International Women’s Day 2022, CARTO uses location intelligence to analyze financial inequality between gender in different countries. "

Use cases
How to Build a Tree Equity Index & Dashboard using BigQuery

How to Build a Tree Equity Index & Dashboard using BigQuery

Lack of trees is linked to higher temperatures & more violent crime. Discover how to use the BigQuery Spatial Extension & CARTO for React to build a tree score dashboard.

Use cases
How to Visualize Urban Growth with Spatial Analytics in BigQuery

How to Visualize Urban Growth with Spatial Analytics in BigQuery

How has your city or urban area grown? Discover how to create an Urban Growth visualization using open data & CARTO's Spatial Analytics in BigQuery.

Cartography & Visualization
How to Improve Retail Trade Area Accuracy with Mobility Data

How to Improve Retail Trade Area Accuracy with Mobility Data

Read how to improve retail trade area accuracy by moving beyond buffers & drive times to using spatial analysis & human mobility data

Use cases
React to the Changing Face of Retail DIY with Behavioral Data

React to the Changing Face of Retail DIY with Behavioral Data

With COVID-19 causing dramatic shifts in consumer spending behavior, DIY & other retailers can leverage geospatial data to discover new revenue opportunities.

Use cases
CARTO BigQuery Tiler Upgrade Gives Speed & Feature Boost

CARTO BigQuery Tiler Upgrade Gives Speed & Feature Boost

Read about new features to CARTO BigQuery Tiler: the fastest, most convenient, & cost effective way to visualize spatial Big Data & generate Tilesets for the web

Cloud Native
How to Analyze Google BigQuery Data in CARTO

How to Analyze Google BigQuery Data in CARTO

Learn how to visualize geospatial Big Data hosted in Google BigQuery by creating a CARTO instance on the Google Cloud Platform & using our BigQuery Connector.

Use cases
CARTO + Placekey: Cloud Native Spatial Linkability

CARTO + Placekey: Cloud Native Spatial Linkability

Learn more about our integration with Placekey, enabling universal standard identifiers for any physical place to be used with spatial analysis & visualization.

Cloud Native
Improving Healthcare Access with BigQuery Tiler

Improving Healthcare Access with BigQuery Tiler

Identifying high impact health facility locations with CARTO's BigQuery Tiler & open-sourced geospatial Big Data.

Use cases
Where Do Expats Invest in Property on the Spanish Coast?

Where Do Expats Invest in Property on the Spanish Coast?

See how idealista used geospatial analysis & real estate location data to uncover fascinating insights on coastal property demand in Spain

Use cases
CARTO & Google Cloud Announce Partnership

CARTO & Google Cloud Announce Partnership

CARTO is now a Google Cloud Partner & available on the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace enabling analysis & visualization within a rich ecosystem.

Cloud Native
Google BigQuery Visualization: Mapping Big Spatial Data

Google BigQuery Visualization: Mapping Big Spatial Data

The GDELT Project describe how to use Google BigQuery to visualize their dataset of online news coverage focusing on COVID-19

Use cases
Google Analytics Spatial Data Visualized with BigQuery

Google Analytics Spatial Data Visualized with BigQuery

Our partner Liveli takes a look at how to visualize spatial data from Google Analytics using BigQuery, gaining deeper insights from website traffic.

Use cases
What Geospatial Analysis tells us about Meatpacking & COVID-19

What Geospatial Analysis tells us about Meatpacking & COVID-19

One of our partners, makepath, describe how to use multiple open source spatial libraries for COVID-19 analysis focusing on the US meatpacking industry.

Use cases
Using Spatial Analysis to Measure UK Gentrification

Using Spatial Analysis to Measure UK Gentrification

Read how Spatial Analysis & Machine Learning were used by researchers at UCL to understand neighborhood real estate changes & shape policy making in cities.

Spatial Analytics
10,000 Dutch Bridges: A Foray into Using BigQuery Connector

10,000 Dutch Bridges: A Foray into Using BigQuery Connector

Explore how to use our Google BigQuery connector to import large public datasets for geospatial analysis.

Core Tech
CARTO + Kepler.gl: Two Tools, One Workflow

CARTO + Kepler.gl: Two Tools, One Workflow

Kepler.gl and CARTO users can now work seamlessly across both tools. Our integration adds a new cloud storage feature to Kepler.gl, allowing users to share and save maps privately using CARTO.

Cloud Native
5 Facts: Out of Home Advertising in 2020

5 Facts: Out of Home Advertising in 2020

5 facts that show that Out Of Home is the future of the advertising industry

Spatial Data
US Social Determinants of Health Atlas - Map of the Month

US Social Determinants of Health Atlas - Map of the Month

Leveraging Spatial Analysis techniques, researchers from the University of Chicago and the AHA worked to define and visualize the social determinants of health in America.

Use cases
Real Estate Market Analysis: Top 5 Data Streams

Real Estate Market Analysis: Top 5 Data Streams

Real Estate Market Analysis needs to be data-driven, and given the spatial nature of Real Estate investment, you want the data that you are leaning on to be spatial data

Spatial Data
Data Visualization: The Spread of Coronavirus

Data Visualization: The Spread of Coronavirus

Visualizing data in emergency situations, like the spread of coronavirus, can provide decision makers with the insight needed to inform rapid response plans.

Cartography & Visualization
Enrich Spatial Analysis with Landgrid's Nationwide Parcel Data

Enrich Spatial Analysis with Landgrid's Nationwide Parcel Data

Landgrid brings their nationwide parcel data, which Boasts over 143 million land parcels across 2,800 counties, to the CARTO Data Observatory

Spatial Data
Top 3 Insights from The State of Spatial Data Science 2020

Top 3 Insights from The State of Spatial Data Science 2020

Discover key insights from our survey of how enterprise leaders from industries like Real Estate, Financial Services, Advertising and more are engaging with Spatial Data Science in 2020

Spatial Data Science
Speed up your spatial analysis with CARTOframes 1.0

Speed up your spatial analysis with CARTOframes 1.0

CARTOframes is the go-to tool for powering analysis with spatial insights and efficiently working with spatial data and spatial models

Spatial Data Science
Emerging Technology - Impacts on Location Intelligence

Emerging Technology - Impacts on Location Intelligence

From Autonomous Vehicles, to Digital Twin, to Human Augmentation, new technology is set to change the world and the Location Intelligence industry is no different.

Use cases
Top Location Intelligence and Spatial Stories

Top Location Intelligence and Spatial Stories

Celebrating the top stories, tips and tricks, tech updates, and of course, cool maps from around the worlds of Location Intelligence and Spatial Data Science

Cloud Native
Quantifying Park Use in American Cities: Spatial Models and Novel Measures

Quantifying Park Use in American Cities: Spatial Models and Novel Measures

Learn how cities can use spatial modeling to more accurately assess park use to inform planning and facilities decisions

Spatial Data Science
Spatial Solutions for the SDGs - COP25

Spatial Solutions for the SDGs - COP25

In anticipation of COP25, we wanted to explore some of the ways that spatial data analysis can help to achieve the SDGs and invite you to several events to discover it yourself!

Use cases
Google Fusion Tables Turndown: An Alternative to Keep Mapping

Google Fusion Tables Turndown: An Alternative to Keep Mapping

If you're trying to find a Google Fusion Tables alternative, CARTO has you covered. Keep mapping and much more with our full stack Location Intelligence platform.

Cloud Native
Announcing #SDSC20 - Where Will You Join Us?

Announcing #SDSC20 - Where Will You Join Us?

Through dozens of sessions exploring the impacts of powerful analysis, SDSC exemplified why Spatial is so important - but also made clear that Spatial is just getting started

Events
Mapping Your Salesforce Data: CARTO in Einstein Analytics

Mapping Your Salesforce Data: CARTO in Einstein Analytics

CARTO's Salesforce Lightning app component works seamlessly with Salesforce, integrating complete mapping capabilities with Einstein Analytics Dashboards

Cartography & Visualization
Data Events to Enjoy - Winter 2019

Data Events to Enjoy - Winter 2019

Enjoy this list of several interesting events for data scientists, analysts, developers, academics, and other spatial professionals

Events
Spatial Analysis for Tourism in Partnership with Andorra

Spatial Analysis for Tourism in Partnership with Andorra

CARTO is partnering with Andorra's ACTUA program and MIT to deliver deeper insights on the country's burgeoning tourism industry

News
Equal Earth Projection in CARTO!

Equal Earth Projection in CARTO!

Developed in 2018, the popular Equal Earth Projection is now available to users in CARTO!

Cartography & Visualization
PostGIS 3.0.0 Just Released

PostGIS 3.0.0 Just Released

With a lot of enhancements, bug fixes, and several new features, the release of PostGIS 3.0.0 brings improved speed and performance to CARTO users

News
Spatial Data Simplified: Introducing Data Observatory 2.0

Spatial Data Simplified: Introducing Data Observatory 2.0

We’re introducing Data Observatory 2.0, the latest version of our spatial data repository that will make spatial data more accessible and faster to manipulate for Data Scientists and Analysts across the globe.

Spatial Data
Spatial Leaders from Around the Globe Converge on SDSC19

Spatial Leaders from Around the Globe Converge on SDSC19

The Spatial Data Science Conference 2019 brings together leaders from industry, government, and academia for a day of panels and discussions on the latest technologies and techniques.

Events
Retail Revenue Prediction Models with Spatial Data Science

Retail Revenue Prediction Models with Spatial Data Science

Predicting store revenues is critical, allowing retail leaders to stay agile, make informed decisions around current store operations, and plan the most effective new openings. The most accurate prediction models include the location component.

Spatial Data Science
Inside CARTO Engineering: Configuration Management Makeover

Inside CARTO Engineering: Configuration Management Makeover

In order to achieve our plan of being the leading location intelligence platform, we continually invest in our infrastructure to provide the best service to our client. Today we are telling a success story about how we revamped our configuration management system

Core Tech
Can Short-term Rental Meet Demand to Meet Aliens at Area 51?

Can Short-term Rental Meet Demand to Meet Aliens at Area 51?

Use cases
Forrester Includes CARTO Among Location Intelligence Platform Providers In Now Tech Report

Forrester Includes CARTO Among Location Intelligence Platform Providers In Now Tech Report

News
The Top 5 Location Intelligence and Spatial Webinars

The Top 5 Location Intelligence and Spatial Webinars

Events
Champions League Insights via Short-Term Rental Data and LI

Champions League Insights via Short-Term Rental Data and LI

Spatial Data
Introducing Our Location Data Streams Catalog

Introducing Our Location Data Streams Catalog

Location Data Streams allow you to access both open data and premium data from market leaders.

Spatial Data
Location Intelligence Underpins Cannabis Sector Growth

Location Intelligence Underpins Cannabis Sector Growth

Use cases
New Spatial Data Science Video Research Guides

New Spatial Data Science Video Research Guides

Spatial Data Science
Map of The Month: Trajectories of Neighbourhood Change

Map of The Month: Trajectories of Neighbourhood Change

Use cases
Upgrading our Core Platform to PostgreSQL 11

Upgrading our Core Platform to PostgreSQL 11

In order to meet our users' increasing performance needs, during the following weeks we will be upgrading our software stack to be based on PostgreSQL 11 and PostGIS 2.5.

Core Tech
CARTO acquires Geographica to expand its professional services offering

CARTO acquires Geographica to expand its professional services offering

We are pleased to announce that we have acquired one of our leading partners, Geographica

App Development
Improving Healthcare Access with Spatial Data Models

Improving Healthcare Access with Spatial Data Models

An investigation of healthcare access across America, built on new spatial data science techniques

Spatial Data Science