About CARTO

The CARTO platform empowers everyone, from business analysts to data scientists, to turn location data into business outcomes. The open-source, cloud software offers visual insights on where things happen, why they happen and predicts what will happen in the future. Self-service CARTO can be used to accelerate innovation, find efficiencies, power new use cases, and disrupt business models through the use of Location Intelligence. CARTO combines spatial and temporal data to power business outcomes.

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of CARTO

  • Create drag and drop analyses, visualize complex data, and deploy location applications that optimize business operations - no GIS expertise is required.

  • Augment data, broaden data analysis, and identify patterns and trends with CARTO'S demographic, economic and real estate datasets, from its own Data Observatory.

  • Reduce time-to-insight on data, with CARTO's unified workflows and widget-driven dashboards.

  • Pinpoint key insights with CARTO's Auto-Styling which analyzes mapped data, identifies trends and relationships, and automatically highlights these by applying the best visual layers.

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    Business size

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    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

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    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
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    Features

    Total features of CARTO: 31

    • API
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Census Data Integration
    • Dashboard Software
    • Data Connectors
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Mapping
    • Data Synchronization
    • Data Visualization Software
    • Demographic Data
    • Drag & Drop
    • Geocoding
    • Geolocation
    • Internet Mapping
    • Interoperability
    • Labeling
    • Location Tracking
    • Map Creation
    • Map Sharing
    • Multiple Data Sources
    • Predictive Analytics Software
    • Profitability Analysis
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Spatial Analysis
    • Strategic Planning Software
    • Trade Area Analysis
    • Trend Analysis
    • Visual Analytics
    • Widgets

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5
    (29)
    Value for Money
    4.8/5
    Features
    4.7/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.8/5

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    Victor N.
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    • Industry: Internet
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for Free Trial
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Carto. excellent tool to manage your maps

    Reviewed on 2019-07-25

    I carried out tests in the free version, the loading, data management and final products of the...

    I carried out tests in the free version, the loading, data management and final products of the analysis were excellent.

    Pros

    Carto presents a fairly intuitive learning management, allows analysis of the loaded data, you can perform hot spot analysis and easily adapts to geomarketing management. You can also perform ideal location analysis, offers webinars and documents to learn from the platform

    Cons

    The cost of the license is medium, the trial period is very limited, it does not offer proposals aimed at students with few economic resources

    Charles C.
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    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    Best Digital Geospatial Mapping Experience Out There

    Reviewed on 2017-09-15

    Pros

    Ease of access and speed. For a digital mapping platform, Carto is a powerhouse of a client that is both intuitive and efficient (in time and resources). I am able to upload and operate datasets quickly (along with exporting full projects); and, customize the features with relative comfort - including adding and removing without too much complication.

    It is comparatively the best platform I've used in the years I've been mapping, and they have been among the most helpful hands on assistance when it comes to snafus while working.

    Cons

    I've few criticisms that make me like Carto less; but, the most significant one I could think of: I wish there could be more than eight layers when designing maps, as there are times when it's critical to juxtapose many different layers in identifying and judging patterns.

    Matthew L.
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    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    CARTO have been incredibly supportive . Their mapping software enables us to reach new...

    Reviewed on 2017-09-19

    Pros

    The customer support provided by CARTO is excellent. Rarely have I had the pleasure of working with a company that consistently provides help and support so quickly and readily.

    With regards to the software it enables us to display large datasets that we have created in a new visual format. This enables us to convey not only a huge amount of information but also global and complex issues in a user friendly and easy to digest format. The maps we have created using CARTO have been viewed over 26,000 times in a year which for us a relatively small NGO is fantastic. Especially as this new medium to display our data has been picked up by media sources due to the ease at which these maps can be shared enabling us to potentially reach a broader ranged demographic than with previous outputs.

    The latest version is much improved from the first incarnation with the ability to undo certain actions and to move data points with the click of a mouse without having to change manually the lat and long numbers.

    Cons

    It can at times be rather clunky and slow to load, although this may be due to the number of data points within a map.

    Annoyingly with the latest version the ability to place a title on a map has been removed. Also the legends have a tendency to be very large and unmoveable whilst at the same time not able to accommodate titles over a certain length.

    The software is easy to pick up with trial and error but it is not immediately obvious what can be achieved and or displayed with the mapping software. I am sure that I have not been able to utilise all of the great functions there are available but I am not sure what is available.

    The widgets are a nice new addition but these again and large and have a tendency to cover large portions of the map. These could be slimmed down and also made obvious for the viewer that they could pull them up and reduce them in size to aid map understanding.

    Miguel R.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The Best portable GIS

    Reviewed on 2021-07-29

    It is quite interesting to play with the layers and visualize the different Carto options, it is...

    It is quite interesting to play with the layers and visualize the different Carto options, it is quite illustration software.

    Pros

    Carto is perhaps the best GIS software in the cloud, because in addition to how easy it is to learn to use, its analytical capacity is great.

    Cons

    It is very likely that if you do not have basic notions it will be difficult for you to understand how it works, thematic maps are great.

    Céline J.
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    • Industry: Civic & Social Organization
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    I used Cartodb and now Carto for years to support a citizen participatory project on active...

    Reviewed on 2017-08-28

    It is the main platform to centralize data from a citizen mapping open platform (repubikla.org), to...

    It is the main platform to centralize data from a citizen mapping open platform (repubikla.org), to manage datasets, make análisis, visualize and communicate assessments and civil monitoring to governments un several Mexican cities. The benefits is having an easy, clear, and all on one platform, with a large gain of Time.
    I have a very good communication with collaborators with the webmaps, so we gain impact (track @repubikla #repubikla on twitter)
    I'm also learning a lot, through database management and análisis frequent tasks.

    Pros

    Carto is a very versatile platform, well integrated to the web and social network. It totally satisfy my needs as an open data activist, to centralize data from citizenship, make attractive visualizations and spread them through a large activists ecosystem on the web and social media. It also helps to communicate effectively the data and the analisis to governments.
    The good aspect is it has both beginners and advanced users interfaces. It was one of the reasons we selected this tool to allow the group work.

    The support given to users is very attentive.

    Cons

    It could have even more flexible fonctions with no need to manage the code.
    For my use it is not necessary, but I guess that a way to custom OpenStreetMap Tiles would be very useful.
    As well, some link to "improve the OpenStreetMap basemap" (as used on many platforms) , is a good way yo interact with OSM and have shared benefits.

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    CARTO FAQs

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    CARTO offers the following pricing plans:

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    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    For an individual user, CARTO costs $149/month or $1639/year. For Enterprise pricing information, contact CARTO.

    CARTO has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    CARTO supports the following languages:

    English

    CARTO supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    CARTO integrates with the following applications:

    Alteryx Designer, Box, Dropbox Business, Google Drive, Qlik Sense, QlikView, Splunk Cloud

    CARTO offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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