The CARTO Maps API allows you to generate maps based on data hosted in your CARTO account.

What is Maps API?

The CARTO Maps API allows you to generate maps based on data hosted in your CARTO account and apply custom SQL and CartoCSS to the data.

The API generates a XYZ-based URL to fetch Web Mercator projected tiles using web clients such as Leaflet, Google Maps, or OpenLayers. To understand the fundamentals of Maps API, read the guides. To view the source code, browse the open-source repository in Github and contribute. Otherwise, read the full reference API, or find different support options.

Guides

Quick reference guides for learning how to use Maps API features.

Reference

Browse the interactive API documentation to search for specific Maps API methods, arguments, and sample code that can be used to build your applications.

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// Create new client
var client = new carto.Client({
  apiKey: 'YOUR_API_KEY_HERE',
  username: 'YOUR_USERNAME_HERE'
});

// Add a dataview to the client
client.addDataview(dataview)
 .then(() => {
   console.log('Dataview added');
 })
 .catch(cartoError => {
   console.error(cartoError.message);
 });

 // Add a layer to the client
client.addLayer(layer)
 .then(() => {
   console.log('Layer added');
 })
 .catch(cartoError => {
   console.error(cartoError.message);
 });

Support

Get help or learn about known issues.