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CARTO review by Manuela B.
Manuela B.
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"Great for creating eye-catching maps really fast"

What do you like best?

I love its aplicability. I have created numerous maps with Carto in the last year. For point features, you can use any icons imaginable and display all kinds of informations in the pop-ups. I also created many heatmaps or progress maps that showed our team's editing work in specific cities or regions.

What do you dislike?

I used to hate the new interface, but once I got used to it - it's ok. I think I would still go back to the previous one.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a shot, you will like it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Carto is great for creating maps for presentations, I presented my internship project using maps created with Carto. I also created interactive maps for overseas partners to see our progress with different spatial data licenses or to send drivers to specific locations in order to collect data for our mapping purposes.

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CARTO review by Michael G.
Michael G.
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"Great Cloud Mapping Platform"

What do you like best?

The ease of dropping in ESRI Shapefiles, Open Street Map data or all the other supported formats to quickly be able to visualize the information in a variety of ways. Their BI tools are great and constantly getting better and better through their continues integration. I also like that CARTO can be a database to manage projects and not only geospatial data. I also like that there are integration tools to many programming languages as well as QGIS.

What do you dislike?

Faster response when working with 50 million records or more. The ability to not be able to directly connect to the PostGIS database direction via IDE's. There are many wonderful drivers and libraries to help get data in and out but does cause some workarounds when need to deal with many database changes. These issues are not faults of the SaaS but more on us, trying to push the limits of what is possible with their service.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Really read over the docs and make sure you understand that there is many more things than just the BI dashboard that makes CARTO a great service.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We help customers in many industries. We focus on scientific modeling via dynamic interactive visualizations., using CARTO for near real-time maps for thousands of viewers, interactive touch screen maps in lobbies, site location and many other uses. We have realized that while it is great as a BI/LI tool, the API interface allows clients and developers like us build limitless possibilities.

What Location Intelligence solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
CARTO review by Margaret M.
Margaret M.
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"Extremely intuitive design for interactive maps"

What do you like best?

As someone with relatively little GIS knowledge Carto has been an amazing tool. I've been able to create very interactive maps (with pop up windows, google street view pictures, filtering widgets, and multiple layers users can turn off and on) that have been very popular.

What do you dislike?

I wish Carto had an easy analysis tool to filter one layer by another. It's very possible such a tool exists and I just havent been able to figure out how to do it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work at a small research non-profit interested in housing and urbanism in Seattle. We've used Carto to answer several questions about housing in Seattle and the maps have been very popular and easy ways for us to share visually some of our ideas on how to make housing more affordable.

CARTO review by Bobby S.
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"CARTO = New Generation of Location Intelligence"

What do you like best?

CARTO is hands-down the best geo-visualization tool in the industry. Beyond their stellar product, the executive and senior management team is one of the most thoughtful and engaged teams that I've collaborated work.

What do you dislike?

CARTO is on the cutting edge of technology and their product evolves quickly. Like most young companies, quality issues come up from time to time due to the rapid nature of product evolution. That said, they respond immediately and allow for open-source contribution, so bugs/issues never last long.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Collaborate! CARTO is a dynamic team that is growing quickly...they want to work together and/or hear your feedback!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using CARTO to bring Location Intelligence to the decision makers of the world. We focus on delivering a simple search-and-visualize application that provides macro insights, data discovery, and workflow for executing research and investment actions.

CARTO review by Administrator in Civic & Social Organization
Administrator in Civic & Social Organization
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"Best Digital Geospatial Mapping and Cloud Hosting Service"

What do you like best?

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.

What do you dislike?

The most significant critique I have with CARTO is that 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.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Others should recognize the scale of their work and discuss how that capacity can be addressed with the support team. It's best that we recognize and adapt in the beginning planning stages of engagement to make our progression with the software more efficient and optimal.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are utilizing CARTO to develop a digital repository for geospatial information that we are collecting in the field with partners, collaborators, and local residents for our social laboratory platform and programming.

CARTO review by Administrator in Higher Education
Administrator in Higher Education
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"CARTO has helped us find new ways to visualize spatial data and connect analysis to a broad audience"

What do you like best?

-Creates attractive maps with easy-to-use interface

-Back-end development features are user friendly and easy to learn even with limited GIS or programming experience

-The ability to edit in HTML and CSS gives the opportunity to customize the end product design and provides a high level of flexibility and control

-CARTO is always innovating and adding new features and functionality

What do you dislike?

-It would be nice if there were some expanded analytics on map usage

-It would be helpful if there was additional documentation on how to use HTML or CSS in CARTO. Currently, users largely have to figure it out themselves.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Previously when communicating spatial data to stakeholders, we could only use static maps in paper or PDF form. With CARTO, we are able to produce web-based maps which has improved our ability to distribute these maps to a broader audience. Also, these interactive web-based maps also have improve audience engagement.

CARTO review by Dillon M.
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"Location Intelligence at its best"

What do you like best?

CARTO is extremely easy to use, both for the beginning user and advanced user. With the introduction of the Builder, CARTO has made it easier for all users to tap into the potential of the platform.

What do you dislike?

The changes made to the legend section have made it a little harder to change the legends on the fly, or customize easily.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use CARTO as a tool to illustrate questions and answers that we discover through our research. It allows us to easily display data to our audience in an interactive and meaningful way. CARTO has made it much easier for us to use maps as a policy tool.

CARTO review by Elliott R.
Elliott R.
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"Carto the best for data mapping"

What do you like best?

I like the flexibility with cartocss to create dynamic data maps that we use to visualize government data for investigative reporting purposes.

What do you dislike?

There's a bit of a learning curve for some of the terms, but the company's blog makes for pretty descent documentation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read up on the blog and the cartocss. Definitely check out map designs done by others on either the company's blog or citylab.com.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're able to visualize trends and problems in Chicago using government data. The maps generated from Carto are powerful visual aids on many of our investigative projects.

CARTO review by Luan J.
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"A powerful interactive web mapping platform"

What do you like best?

It is easy to use yet very powerful. Within a couple of hours, you can get a beautifully looking web map live. No need for coding or mapping knowledge as long as you understand your data.The advanced styling and analysis tools can get you even further.

What do you dislike?

The platform would be even better if it had some more advanced cartographic elements.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is worth getting it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visualising the problem of landmines and explosive remnants of war in war torn countries as well as the positive impact of our clearance efforts.

CARTO review by Paula J.
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"Awesome platform"

What do you like best?

CARTO is easy, intuitive... CARTO is a super powerful tool that allows people to interact with spatial data in a wide range; from simple maps visualizations to great location intelligence algorithms.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes I miss a raster integration, but it's not really a big deal.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CARTO helps us to analyze and easily visualize huge amounts of data. We offer CARTO-based solutions to big retail companies so they can see their data as they have never done before. We are focused on indoor mapping solutions, and no one better than CARTO to do this with.

CARTO review by Chris H.
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"Carto makes web based GIS and interactive mapping fun and easy"

What do you like best?

Ability to drag & drop various GIS data formats into their interface (they're auto-magically imported into a PostGIS database); robust set of APIs such as the SQL API; Javascript library for integration with web mapping libraries such as Leaflet and Google Maps.

What do you dislike?

The new Builder interface takes some getting used to, but Carto has plenty of tutorials to help you learn.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have large amounts of GIS data and either want to avoid or don't have access to other online services such as ArcGIS online, it's a great solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mapping environmental contamination in north Brooklyn, New York; mapping over 1 million automobile crashes and their attributes for all of New York City.

CARTO review by Gregory A.
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"Great mapping platform for beginners and GIS alike"

What do you like best?

CARTO is incredibly easy to use, and the platform makes advanced location-based analytics accessible even to those without a GIS background or training.

What do you dislike?

CARTO's pricing can be a bit steep, and their different pricing packages can be a bit confusing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely give it a try!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CARTO has enabled us to easily create beautiful, insightful, and impactful web-based maps. We've used these location-based analytics to solve a wide variety of business problems.

CARTO review by Consultant
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"Excellent product!!!"

What do you like best?

Our organization appreciates that the platform makes very technical information available to the community since it creates a bridge between the traditional geographical systems and the communication part of this information.

It also has several and suitable options to categorize information, as well as to put layers, images, and text in the maps which is usually very difficult to incorporate in an online platform without coding.

What do you dislike?

We would like the possibility to put more layers of information per map and more space for datasets.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are making the geographical information that we are creating available and open to everyone interested in it, through our online website

CARTO review by David B.
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"Carto helps our local land trust preserve open space"

What do you like best?

Visually appealing and user friendly nature of maps.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. But I am not engaged with the technical side of the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product and support team!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Carto for our land acquisition planning as we are a Land Trust preserving open space.

CARTO review by Fawzi B.
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"a competitor to eqlim"

What do you like best?

one of the rare companies that do data visualization. they utilize a powerful tool with drag and drop tool from multiple of formats. price is a bit steep but governments can really use this.

What do you dislike?

offer data extraction like datasift for a better and more complete package

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

heat map about war zone areas based on twitter input

CARTO review by User in Government Administration
User in Government Administration
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"Carto Review"

What do you like best?

Carto has a very user-friendly interface.

What do you dislike?

It doesn’t have all the features of its map making competitors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Understanding different relationships within geographic boundaries. It helps us understand the world at large.

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