CARTO Builder is a web-based drag and drop location intelligence tool for analysts and business users to discover and predict key insights from location data. This guide describes how to get started with Builder.
When you sign up and login to CARTO, the CARTO toolbar displays options enabling you to navigate around the dashboard.
Your datasets dashboard enables you to add and manage connected data resources in CARTO. You can apply unique privacy and metadata options for data that is separate from the map that it is connected to. There is even a shortcut to create a map directly from a selected dataset.
From Your datasets dashboard in CARTO, click 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.
ne_10m_populated_places_simpledataset, which is a publicly available cultural dataset that contains world population data.
Once data is imported, each dataset icon displays the geometry behind the data as either a point, line, or polygon, and indicates whether or not the dataset is synced to an external resource.
You can manage your data from the dataset name menu option, add rows and columns, change the data type for columns, view table metadata in the SQL view, or export the dataset. For details about adding
the_geomcolumn. This column displays the latitude and longitude in a single projection, using the WGS84 cartographic method. See Changing Map Projections for information about storing geospatial data with other projections.
Click PREVIEW to display a visualization of your data.
Click CREATE MAP to create a map from the dataset.
The dataset appears as the first map layer in Builder. You can add additional layers, or click on the map layer to apply styling and analysis features.
Alternatively, you can create a map directly from Your maps dashboard.
Your maps dashboard enables you to create and manage maps in CARTO. You can connect a dataset directly through the create map process.
From Your maps dashboard, click NEW MAP.
The Add datasets options appear, where you can select a dataset, view the Connect Dataset options, view the Data Library, or create an empty dataset.
After selecting a dataset, click CREATE MAP.
The selected dataset appears as the first map layer in Builder. The LAYERS pane appears by default, displaying the basemap and map layer that are the backbone for rendering your visualization. You can add additional layers, or click on the map layer to apply styling and analysis features.
Once you visualize and publish a map, you can get a link to share the map or embed it to a website or blog. For details, see Publishing and Sharing Maps.
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