Quick Data Import

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Quick Data Import

This guide describes how to easily import data from your computer to CARTO Builder by dragging and dropping a supported file type, such as a Shapefile, GeoJSON, or CSV.

Drag and Drop

To import a new dataset, click and drag a supported geospatial file directly onto your Maps or Datasets dashboards from your computer.

If dragging to the Dataset dashboard, the dataset is imported into your account. If dragging to the Maps dashboard, a new map is automatically created after the dataset is imported to your account..

If you need to create an empty dataset, import from a URL, or connect with an external connector, click NEW DATASET from Your datasets dashboard to open the Connect Dataset options. This provides more flexibility to import data, and includes options to sync with an external source.