The CARTO Spatial Extension for Snowflake is composed of a set of user-defined functions and procedures organized in a set of modules based on the functionality they offer. There are two types of modules: core modules, which are open source and advanced. Both types of modules are currently freely available while the Spatial Extension is in Beta, but the advanced ones will only be available for CARTO customers when the product becomes generally available.
Keep reading to learn how to access CARTO’s Spatial Extension via Snowflake’s Data Marketplace.
Accessing the Spatial Extension
You can get access to the Spatial Extension for Snowflake through the Snowflake’s Data Marketplace. If you are unsure of how to access the Data Marketplace, you can find detailed instructions in this article of Snowflake’s documentation center.
Once in the Data Marketplace, search for carto spatial extension to find the listing:
Once you are in the details page of the listing, you may find you can GET the Spatial Extension directly, or REQUEST it, depending on whether or not it has been already deployed in your region.
- Click on the REQUEST button on the top right corner of the Data Marketplace listing.
- Fill in and send the request form.
Once your request has been fulfilled by CARTO, you can get access to the Spatial Extension following the steps in the following section. You can always keep track of the status of your request in My Requests.
- Click on the GET DATA button on the top right corner of the Data Marketplace listing.
- Rename the database to
By cicking on “View Database” you will be redirected to the database you just created, where you will be able to browse all the modules (schemas) and functions and procedures available within the Spatial Extension.