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The Data Observatory in numbers

CARTO's Data Observatory brings together thousands of open and premium datasets enabling a wide range of organizations to take the pain out of sourcing spatial data.

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Working with spatial data

  • Finding the location data I need can take weeks as there are too many providers offering similar data and it’s difficult to assess quality
  • Licensing can also be a long and tedious process: I’ll have to negotiate terms with every single data provider
  • Enriching my data will be hard as I’ll need to deal with different formats and support geographies

How the Data Observatory can help

  • Simple access to public and premium data from vetted sources
  • Faster licensing process thanks to existing agreements with leading data providers
  • Easy enrichment with data already presented in standardized formats
How CARTO Helps

How does it work?

You can access open and premium datasets from Data Observatory in your own work environment.

For Data Scientists

Discover the most suitable datasets for your analysis, access data, select variables you want to use and enrich your dataframes - all from your Jupyter notebook using CARTOframes.

1from cartoframes.data.observatory import * 
2dataset = Dataset.get('ags_sociodemogr_a7e14220') 
3variables = dataset.variables 
1[<Variable.get('BLOCKGROUP_30e525a6')> #'Geographic Identifier',
2<Variable.get('POPCY_4534fac4')> #'Population (2019A)',
3<Variable.get('POPCYGRP_3033ef2e')> #'Population in Group Quarters (2019A)',
4<Variable.get('POPCYGRPI_1e42899')> #'Institutional Group Quarters Population (2019A)',
5<Variable.get('AGECY0004_aaae373a')> #'Population age 0-4 (2019A)',
6<Variable.get('AGECY0509_d2d4896c')> #'Population age 5-9 (2019A)',

For Analysts

Easily bring spatial datasets to CARTO Builder, our drag and drop mapping tool, extract key insights and create lightweight, intuitive dashboards to share across your organization.

Integrate with other tools

Want to access datasets from other platforms via the Data Observatory? Get access to data from BigQuery or contact us to discuss your needs in other platforms, such as Snowflake or AWS.

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Thousands of datasets at your fingertips

The Data Observatory allows you to use the highest quality location data out there from across the globe, such
 as human mobility, financial, and POI data. We partner with market-leaders to bring together accurate, ready-to-use datasets to reduce your time
 to insight, whatever your use case.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 960401.

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