CARTO User Manual

CARTO User Manual


In this section we provide a set of tutorials that showcase how to get the most out of the CARTO platform, in particular through the Workspace and Builder interfaces that are detailed in this User Manual.

These tutorials leverage the demo data provided by default via the CARTO Data Warehouse connection, so you can start creating maps and exploring our tools from the very beginning.

The data you need for these tutorials are available and ready to be used in the Data Explorer and Builder and you can start using them with all other components of the CARTO platform.

    Build a store performance monitoring dashboard

    In this tutorial we are going to vizualize revenue performance and surface area of retail stores across the USA. We will construct two views, one of individual store performance using bubbles, and one of aggregated performance using hexagons. By vizualizing this information on a map we can easily identify where our business is performing better and which are the most successful stores (revenue inversely correlated with surface area).

    Selecting a new restaurant location using analytics

    We find the best new location for a specific target demographics using spatial indexes and advanced statistical functions such as Commercial Hotspots.

    Analysing urban areas affected by earthquakes

    In this section, we provide a tutorial that showcases how easy it is to perform geospatial analysis operations using CARTO Builder. In this example, we will analyse the total of urban areas affected in Spain by earthquakes over 2021. This type of analysis can be useful to show the general situation of risks threatening a given population in order to be able to plan measures and actions to mitigate their possible negative effects (human, economic and environmental).

    Build an interactive map and embed it

    In this section, we provide a tutorial that showcases how easy it is to create an interactive map using CARTO Builder and share it, embed it on your web page, or using a low code tool to create a story map.

    Analyzing Airbnb ratings in Los Angeles

    In this tutorial we will analyze which factors drive the overall impression of Airbnb users by relating the overall rating score with different variables through a Geographically Weighted Regression model. Additionally, we'll analyze more in-depth the areas where the _location_ score drives the overall rating, and inspect sociodemographic attributes on these by enriching our visualization with data from the Data Observatory.

    Assessing the damages of La Palma Volcano

    Since 11 September 2021, a swarm of seismic activity had been ongoing in the southern part of the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma (Cumbre Vieja region). The increasing frequency, magnitude, and shallowness of the seismic events were an indication of a pending volcanic eruption; which occurred on 16th September, leading to evacuation of people living in the vicinity. In this tutorial we are going to assess the number of buildings and population that may get affected by the lava flow and its deposits. We'll also estimate the value of damaged residential properties affected by the volcano eruption.