CARTO provides a set of tools for developers for creating visualizations and apps using location data. It drastically reduces development and maintenance times for geospatial applications and allows for effortless visualization of large datasets.

You will save time as you don't need to develop complex backend APIs or ETLs. With CARTO, you can focus more on your business needs and let the CARTO platform manage the geospatial area.

This documentation is designed to provide developers with the information they need to get started with CARTO APIs and tools, allowing them to quickly and easily build powerful location-based applications.

Through the different sections, you will learn:

  • How to access the data coming from your own Data Warehouse (BigQuery, Snowflake, Redshift, Databricks, or PostgreSQL) and show it in a web application without any backend development on your side.

  • Just use CARTO and the WebGL-powered framework deck.gl for visual exploratory data analysis, combining that with the front-end framework of your choice.

At the end of this journey, you will have a solid understanding of how to use CARTO for building enterprise-grade applications with any front-end technology of your choice. You will learn in our guides how to use CARTO to cover the main use cases when building a geospatial application:

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