- Pros & Cons
CartoDB, now known as CARTO, is a cloud-based mapping and geospatial analytics platform. It allows users to visualize and analyze location data on interactive maps. The platform provides tools for data ingestion, data management, visualization, and analysis, making it useful for a wide range of applications such as business intelligence, urban planning, logistics, and more.
With CartoDB, users can import spatial data from various sources such as spreadsheets, databases, or existing GIS (Geographic Information System) files. The data can then be styled and visualized using different map layers, markers, and thematic representations. CARTO offers a user-friendly interface with drag-and-drop functionality, allowing users to create maps without requiring extensive programming knowledge.
In addition to data visualization, CartoDB provides powerful geospatial analysis capabilities. Users can perform spatial queries, conduct proximity analysis, generate heat maps, and perform other spatial analyses on their data. Furthermore, CARTO integrates with other tools and languages such as SQL and Python, allowing users to leverage their existing skills and workflows.