Developing your first application

You can find a step-by-step guide to develop your first public application in the CARTO for Developers documentation:

Here you will learn the basic concepts required to create a public web application using CARTO, compatible with any Javascript Development Framework. With CARTO you don't need to be a geospatial expert to develop a geospatial application, so if you're a web developer you shouldn't have any issues following this guide.

After completing this guide you will be familiar with the following concepts:

  • Scaffolding your application.

  • Adding a basemap

  • Creating an API Access Token with limited access to your data warehouse.

  • Visualizing a dataset with

  • Publishing your app

During this guide, we're using the CARTO Data Warehouse. The process explained here is also compatible with other Warehouses like BigQuery, Snowflake, Redshift, or Postgres. Instead of using connection=carto_dw, you need to use connection=<your_connection>.

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