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    CARTO Editor Workflow

    CARTO Editor is a dashboard that contains your datasets and your maps. The following high-level workflow highlights how you can create a map from your dashboard.

    Workflow Details
    Create a new dataset You can upload your dataset using any of the supported geospatial data formats, connect to a public dataset from the Data Library, or create an empty dataset. For details, see Connect Dataset.

    Tip: See Locating Geospatial and Mappable Data if you need help locating data resources.
    Visualize your data and create a map CARTO Editor contains many features that guide you through the process of creating a map and selecting how your data appears. Use the following task list as guide for some of the main CARTO Editor features:

    - Change your Basemap
    - Visualize how your map appears
    - Edit Map Options
    - Add Map Elements
    - Control the visible features that appear on your published map
    - Apply simple style changes with the map wizard
    - Manage your data
    Publish and share your map Once you visualize and publish a map, you can get a link to share the map, embed it to a website or blog, or add your map to another application.

    For details, see Publish and Share your Map

    You can also view guided lessons of the map workflow from The Map Academy, or begin using our Open Source APIs.

    Tip: It is also suggested to view the Best Practices Checklist for Creating Maps with CARTO, for guidelines about planning and executing the best map design based on your data.