Creating Animated Maps with CARTO Builder


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Creating Animated Maps with CARTO Builder

Temporal data representation is a great way to communicate information with both style and analysis. With Torque.js data can be aggregated either in time or space.

CARTO has invented a completely new way of aggregating geospatial data for both time and space and this functionality is something that you can continue to use in CARTO Builder.

As you browse the different aggregation methods you will notice that there is one method that will let you aggregate your data by time. This causes your data to become animated. You can animate your data based on a date type or numeric column. Also an addition that we’ve included in CARTO Builder is a histogram chart which substitutes for the old Torque scrub bar. Now you can see the distribution of your data over time filter between two dates or just animate it like in the good old times.

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Time aggregations are very useful to find show and understand temporal trends such as seeing how the world reacts to a particular topic or how your business expands in new locations.

Happy data analyzing!