Sergio Álvarez

Using Builder for Creating Data-driven Point Maps

Just a few weeks ago, we started giving access to the new CARTO Builder to people on our early access list. There have been some articles and positive reactions about it (Thanks!), so we wanted to share with you some things you can do with CARTO Builder.

The new Builder focuses on making your maps more actionable. It is an all-in-one data visualization, data exploration tool, and analysis workflow in an easy-to-use, and carefully made, user interface.

Even though the UI is quite different from the Editor, creating a visualization like a Bubble map –a map where you change the size of the different points depending on a value– is as easy as before. You just need to have a numeric column in your data, and change the size of the different points depending on the value. To do so:

  • Click on the Layer name
  • Click on the Style tab
  • Click on the point-size number
  • Click on BY VALUE
  • Select your desired column

If you want to customize your map further, you can change the quantification method for your ramp in the same component.

Learn more about CARTO Builder and how to improve the way you make decisions with this webinar

Watch it now!

If you want to know more about how this works behind the scenes, check out the CartoCSS panel and Turbo-Carto repo.

Keep an eye on the blog to stay up-to-date on the coolest features of the new Builder!

About the author
Sergio Álvarez

Sergio has spent years bridging the designer-developer divide and making products to improve the way that decisions are made. He has a background in computer science and currently researches data visualization, information design, and interface design with a special focus on data interaction.
In 2009, Sergio co-founded Vizzuality, a company dedicated to visualization, analysis, and cloud-based services for large amounts of data, with offices in Madrid and New York.

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