Welcome to the CARTO VL guides! This documentation is meant to lead you from the basics of creating a map to advanced techniques for developing powerful interactive visualizations.
If there is any word or term you do not understand while reading the guides, please take a look to our Glossary.
It relies on Mapbox GL to render the basemaps. Mapbox GL can be used for other functionality too, read Mapbox GL documentation for more information. However, keep in mind that CARTO VL layers can only be controlled with the CARTO VL API and that Mapbox GL native layers can only be controlled with the Mapbox GL API. Therefore, CARTO VL expressions cannot be used for Mapbox GL layers and vice versa.