“Open data,” as a core value, is easy to endorse, but it is not always so easy to practice. This problem inspired last year’s NYC Open Data Week, a collaboration between NYC Open Data, BetaNYC, and the greater NYC civic tech community to organize a series of events, workshops, and presentations to raise awareness and provide lessons to the public on working with the nearly 2,000 available data assets. For NYC Open Data Week 2018, there is an even greater emphasis on “learning how to work in the open,” Adrienne Schmoeker explained,“versus merely managing an open government program.”Read more
With over 100,000 attendees, the Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, and the team at CARTO is excited to be joining the festivities for the fifth straight year.Read more
As a part of our Map of the Month series, we dive into a recent Twitter project and see how they use maps to engage with the Twitter community. On January 8th, CJ Marple, a 3rd grade teacher at Osage City Elementary School in Kansas began a lesson exploring the speed and distance that information can travel using social media. Marple, an active twitter user, worked with his students to compose a tweet, with the intention of mapping the social media engagement as the message spread. It isn’t hard to imagine CJ and his students’ surprise as the tweet began to pick up steam, go viral, and circle the globe.Read more
Today we are excited to announce a new partnership with Mapbox that better integrates each company’s services with one another. For some time customers have requested this type of integration, and while it has been possible to use both services together we wanted to make this process much easier.Read more
Vector tiles are the building blocks for maps and location applications that need to quickly create smooth interactive experiences. When analyzing and visualizing a lot of spatial data, a flexible platform is needed to process information and deploy these vector tiles quickly.Read more
Much of the data gathered by businesses, cities, and other organizations today contains at least one location component. This is essentially the basis for the existence of the field of Location Intelligence. We believe that innovators in all sectors; private, public, education, nonprofit, etc, should be empowered to draw insights and inform their decision making based on their location data.Read more
Location Intelligence (LI) is not so quietly becoming a core part of most enterprise business’ strategies. In a survey of 220 data analysts, executives, and scientists, 85% believed that location intelligence would be “very” or “extremely” important to their organization’s success over the next 3 years, with 84% planning on investing in LI technology.Read more
2017 was an eventful year, shaped by a confluence of environmental, social and political moments that impacted people across the globe. Though global in their scope and impact, many of these events were local, impacting various locations in different ways. To ring in the new year, we at CARTO wanted to look back and showcase some of the maps that tell the story of 2017.Read more
Data storytelling is the process of translating and presenting data analysis as meaningful information. Whether your data story promotes environmental conservation or a change in your organization’s go-to-market strategies, the goal for data storytellers remains the same: tell a story that engages audiences and encourages action.Read more
Developers need open-source tools to be able to create applications that are both visually stunning and highly functional. CARTO and the Location Intelligence community have long supported the open-source community, contributing to the development of a modern geospatial tech stack that allows all companies to take advantage of their location data.Read more
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