Posts by

Matt Forrest

Matt Forrest
VP of Solutions Engineering at CARTO.
Why use Data Warehouses for Geospatial Analysis

Why use Data Warehouses for Geospatial Analysis

Why use BigQuery, Snowflake, Redshift & Databricks for geospatial analysis? Explore with a real-life example.

Technology
Map Tiles: Everything You Need To Know

Map Tiles: Everything You Need To Know

An introduction to map tiles: a method for visualizing big spatial data, including a guide for generating map tiles with Spatial SQL.

Data Visualization
CARTO Workflows (beta) are here: no code spatial analysis

CARTO Workflows (beta) are here: no code spatial analysis

Introducing CARTO Workflows - a no code tool for processing and analyzing spatial data! Unlock spatial analysis without needing to know SQL or Python.

News
3 ways to load geospatial data into Redshift

3 ways to load geospatial data into Redshift

Looking to load geospatial data into Amazon Redshift? Find out how to do this using Python, GDAL, Airbyte & dbt.

Technology
Why you should stop using Tableau & Power BI for spatial analysis

Why you should stop using Tableau & Power BI for spatial analysis

Business Intelligence tools aren’t optimal for spatial analysis. Discover alternatives to Tableau & Power BI.

Technology
Introducing CARTO Workflows: Spatial analytics for all users

Introducing CARTO Workflows: Spatial analytics for all users

CARTO Workflows provides a complete user interface for spatial analysis that leverages the power of spatial SQL and cloud data warehouses.

Use cases
Data warehouses vs. GPU accelerated analytics for geospatial analysis

Data warehouses vs. GPU accelerated analytics for geospatial analysis

We explore the benefits of using data warehouses with spatial capabilities over GPU accelerated analytics for geospatial analysis.

Data Visualization
CARTO and Google Cloud Announce Climate Insights for Infrastructure

CARTO and Google Cloud Announce Climate Insights for Infrastructure

Today, we are proud to announce in conjunction with Google Cloud, the availability of an innovative climate insights offering for infrastructure.

News
Stop Using Zip Codes for Geospatial Analysis

Stop Using Zip Codes for Geospatial Analysis

Spatial Data
How Location Intelligence improves trade area coverage during retail mergers and acquisition

How Location Intelligence improves trade area coverage during retail mergers and acquisition

Retail mergers and acquisitions are driving revenue increases, and in this post learn why retail analysts rely on Location Intelligence when making consolidation decisions.

Use cases
What is Supply Chain Network Design and How Does It Work?

What is Supply Chain Network Design and How Does It Work?

This grocery chain has 1,110 stores served by 8 distribution centers. We used location intelligence to optimize their supply chain, saving $1.1M in fuel and time costs.

Spatial Data
Find and fix underperforming retail markets with spatial data models

Find and fix underperforming retail markets with spatial data models

Discover why retailers are building market performance models with Location Intelligence in our latest post

Spatial Data