CARTO Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Open-source, data analysis & location intelligence platform

4.83/5 (24 reviews)

CARTO overview

The CARTO platform empowers everyone, from business analysts to data scientists, to turn location data into business outcomes. The open-source, cloud software offers visual insights on where things happen, why they happen and predicts what will happen in the future. Self-service CARTO can be used to accelerate innovation, find efficiencies, power new use cases, and disrupt business models through the use of Location Intelligence. CARTO combines spatial and temporal data to power business outcomes.


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CARTO reviews


Very good

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
Matthew Lowton

CARTO have been incredibly supportive . Their mapping software enables us to reach new demographics

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-09-19
Review Source: Capterra

The customer support provided by CARTO is excellent. Rarely have I had the pleasure of working with a company that consistently provides help and support so quickly and readily. With regards to the software it enables us to display large datasets that we have created in a new visual format. This enables us to convey not only a huge amount of information but also global and complex issues in a user friendly and easy to digest format. The maps we have created using CARTO have been viewed over 26,000 times in a year which for us a relatively small NGO is fantastic. Especially as this new medium to display our data has been picked up by media sources due to the ease at which these maps can be shared enabling us to potentially reach a broader ranged demographic than with previous outputs. The latest version is much improved from the first incarnation with the ability to undo certain actions and to move data points with the click of a mouse without having to change manually the lat and long numbers.

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Charles Chawalko

Best Digital Geospatial Mapping Experience Out There

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-09-15
Review Source: Capterra

Ease of access and speed. For a digital mapping platform, Carto is a powerhouse of a client that is both intuitive and efficient (in time and resources). I am able to upload and operate datasets quickly (along with exporting full projects); and, customize the features with relative comfort - including adding and removing without too much complication. It is comparatively the best platform I've used in the years I've been mapping, and they have been among the most helpful hands on assistance when it comes to snafus while working.

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Céline Jacquin

I used Cartodb and now Carto for years to support a citizen participatory project on active mobility

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-08-28
Review Source: Capterra

It is the main platform to centralize data from a citizen mapping open platform (, to manage datasets, make análisis, visualize and communicate assessments and civil monitoring to governments un several Mexican cities. The benefits is having an easy, clear, and all on one platform, with a large gain of Time. I have a very good communication with collaborators with the webmaps, so we gain impact (track @repubikla #repubikla on twitter) I'm also learning a lot, through database management and análisis frequent tasks.Carto is a very versatile platform, well integrated to the web and social network. It totally satisfy my needs as an open data activist, to centralize data from citizenship, make attractive visualizations and spread them through a large activists ecosystem on the web and social media. It also helps to communicate effectively the data and the analisis to governments. The good aspect is it has both beginners and advanced users interfaces. It was one of the reasons we selected this tool to allow the group work. The support given to users is very attentive.

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Dillon Massey

Great addition to our organization

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-09-11
Review Source: Capterra

It allows us to easily display data to our audience in an interactive and meaningful way. CARTO has made it much easier for us to use maps as a policy tool.

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Geoff Smith

CARTO has helped us find new ways to visualize spatial data and connect analysis to a broad audience

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-09-11
Review Source: Capterra

-CARTO is a great, user-friendly product that has greatly improved the way that we connect spatial data and analysis to a diverse set of non-technical stakeholders -Creates attractive maps with easy-to-use interface -Back-end development features are user friendly and easy to learn even with limited GIS or programming experience -The ability to edit in HTML and CSS gives the opportunity to customize the end product design and provides a high level of flexibility and control -CARTO is always innovating and adding new features and functionality

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CARTO pricing

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For an individual user, CARTO costs $149/month or $1639/year.

For Enterprise pricing information, contact CARTO.

CARTO features

Activity Dashboard
Business Intelligence
Drag & Drop Interface
Graphical Data Presentation
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data

Ad hoc Reporting (63 other apps)
Charting (70 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (45 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (69 other apps)
Dashboard Creation (79 other apps)
Data Filtering (64 other apps)
Data Import/Export (74 other apps)
Data Visualization (98 other apps)
Monitoring (67 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (48 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (70 other apps)
Third Party Integration (61 other apps)
Visual Analytics (90 other apps)

Additional information for CARTO

Key features of CARTO

  • Image exporting
  • Geocoding
  • Interoperability
  • Map creation
  • Spatial analysis
  • Map sharing
  • Census data integration
  • Multi-user collaboration
  • Internet mapping
  • White label
  • Distance calculation
  • Self service portal
  • Data mapping
  • Drag & drop analytics
  • Business intelligence
  • API
  • Demographic data
  • Geolocation
  • Data connectors
  • Dashboard
  • Trend tracking & analysis
  • Data observatory
  • Real time data
  • Real time analytics
  • Graphical data presentation
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Create drag and drop analyses, visualize complex data, and deploy location applications that optimize business operations - no GIS expertise is required.

Augment data, broaden data analysis, and identify patterns and trends with CARTO'S demographic, economic and real estate datasets, from its own Data Observatory.

Reduce time-to-insight on data, with CARTO's unified workflows and widget-driven dashboards.

Pinpoint key insights with CARTO's Auto-Styling which analyzes mapped data, identifies trends and relationships, and automatically highlights these by applying the best visual layers.