Once your data sources are connected to your map, as explained in this guide, you can use Builder to analyze and discover key insights from your location data. This guide describes how to work with map layers in CARTO Builder.

When opening a map, all added layers for the selected map appear in the left side panel.

The following features are available in the list of layers of your map in Builder:

Layers label

Layers are provided with a label that is created alphabetically (A, B, C, D). Also each layer is labeled with a unique color to help you distinguish them.

Layers order

Layers are rendered from bottom to top, with basemaps being the bottom layer. Move the mouse to the left of the layer card and click on the dots that appear to drag a layer and rearrange the hierarchal order of how layers are rendered on your map.

Layers configuration

From the layer card you can access the following options:

  • Layer style: This functionality allows you to apply custom styling to your layer

  • Duplicate layer: You can duplicate a layer to add it to the map with the same styling properties.

  • Rename: Allows you to edit the name of your layer

  • Delete layer: You can use this feature to remove a layer from the map.

Layers visibility

You can use the eye icon to show/hide the layer in the map.

Additionally, you can use the Layer Blending functionality to select the blending choice of your preference. There are three different ways to blend layers: Normal, Additive, and Subtractive.

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