Recently, our company held a hackathon to test CARTO VL and the results are astounding. In the post, we’ll take a look at some CARTO VL map submissions from our hackathon while highlighting feature advancements in each entry.
The Spanish night club map below, submitted by our solutions engineers Elena, Ernesto, and Abel, is a great example of this feature enhancement. Users can visualizes night club locations based on music type with the dataview panel on the right-hand side, but when users select another type of music the only content change is the night club locations. Check it out:
Did I forget to mention that when users select a style that a sample of that music plays? CARTO VL also allowed the team to make night club markers styled to the audio file frequency for each music genre! The fluid UX experience can increase app engagement keeping users active for longer periods of time.
CARTO VL simplifies the process for vector visualizations using a new, accessible styling language. Now, with a quick visit to our Developer Center, users can bring to life the static, dynamic, and data-driven components of their thematic maps with just a few lines of code.
In the submission below, Jeff and Hannah styled foot traffic data around New York City using a color code to identify different types of business across the city and symbol size to show volume of traffic. The difference between the inner and outer ring styles represents the difference between unique and total visitors for each business, which provides a snapshot into businesses with high volume of returning customers.
Finally, in this submission from Cillias, Ariana, and Mariana, 12,000 volcanoes and 11,000 eruptions from 1950 to the present are visualized. What’s amazing about this entry is that interactive features not only guide user engagement with the map, but also allow users themselves to control the styling parameters with the panel on the right-hand side.
CARTO VL is currently in beta form and continues to grow with feedback from our community of users. Make sure to check out our Developer Center for more insights and updates on all things CARTO VL!
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