Create dynamic visualizations from private data using Named Maps


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Create dynamic visualizations from private data using Named Maps

A common challenge we see facing our users is how to create dynamic maps with secure data. We have always had the ability to securely publish interactive maps from private data on CartoDB. Today we go a step further. With the new Named Maps API users can create dynamic maps capable of being filtered and modified in front-end applications while maintaining the security of the data used to render those maps.

The Named Maps API gives you a way to define parameters that can be used in SQL and CartoCSS to change your visualizations on the fly. This allows you to pass parameters to filter the data on your map or redefine the design based on user interactions. At the same time it limits any viewer from passing unrestricted filters that could expose your data in unexpected ways.

Named Maps: It has never been easier to make dynamic maps from secure data.

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If you are interested in learning more about the Named Maps API take a look at these great resources:

Named Maps Tutorial will take you from beginner to experienced user of the API in 30 minutes.

Maps with private data - Go to tutorial

In a couple of weeks we will host a [Named Maps Webinar] that will show you a few more of the advanced methods exposed in the API.

Finally our Named Maps Documentation is full of rich information for leveraging the API in your application today.

Keep the maps coming!