CARTO User Manual

CARTO User Manual

Creating a map from your data

To create a map from your data, select a connection and click on a specific object (database/project(s), schemas/datasets and tables) from the collapsible tree.

Data Explorer content

Once your table or tileset is selected, you can explore a preview of the map and the details of the specific table or tileset. You can create a map by clicking on the Create map button on the top. This will open the table/tileset as a layer on a CARTO Builder map.

Data Explorer prewiew tileset

In this example, we have created a map from the tileset that was selected in the previous step:

Data Explorer create map from tileset

CARTO Builder contains many features that guide you through the process of creating a map, changing the styling, and selecting how your data renders. Use the following task list as guide for some of the main CARTO Builder features:

  • Add your source guide
  • View your data table guide
  • Configure your map settings guide
  • Style your maps guide