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CARTO vs Google Maps: What are the differences?

CARTO: The CARTO platform empowers business analysts, data scientists and more, to turn location data into business outcomes. The CARTO platform empowers everyone, from business analysts to data scientists, to turn location data into business outcomes. We accelerate innovation, power new use cases and disrupt business models through Location Intelligence; Google Maps: Build highly customisable maps with your own content and imagery. Create rich applications and stunning visualisations of your data, leveraging the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and usability of Google Maps and a modern web platform that scales as you grow.

CARTO and Google Maps can be primarily classified as "Mapping APIs" tools.

Some of the features offered by CARTO are:

  • Drag and drop data import allows you to create visualizations in seconds
  • Make sense of your location data and power your business.
  • Create beautiful visualizations with our easy to use design and styling tools.

On the other hand, Google Maps provides the following key features:

  • Maps Image APIs
  • Places API
  • Web Services

CARTO is an open source tool with 2.19K GitHub stars and 603 GitHub forks. Here's a link to CARTO's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is CARTO?

The CARTO platform empowers everyone, from business analysts to data scientists, to turn location data into business outcomes. We accelerate innovation, power new use cases and disrupt business models through Location Intelligence.

What is Google Maps?

Create rich applications and stunning visualisations of your data, leveraging the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and usability of Google Maps and a modern web platform that scales as you grow.
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      What are some alternatives to CARTO and Google Maps?
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      Review ofCARTOCARTO

      Carto (formerly CartoDB) had strong open-source roots, and an early and active community of open-source contributors, which it nicely balanced with its business model. But about two years ago the company rebranded and essentially abandoned its open-source origins, disallowing API access, preventing map exports in non-proprietary formats, and not providing backward compatibility.

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      How developers use CARTO and Google Maps
      Avatar of Rajeshkumar T
      Rajeshkumar T uses Google MapsGoogle Maps
      • Its used for restaurant Geo location and find the nearest restaurant listing.

      • Find the customer location and delivery agent location tracking.

      • Calculate the distance between restaurant and customer location.

      Avatar of Youpooly Corp.
      Youpooly Corp. uses Google MapsGoogle Maps

      We need to integrate maps in mobile Apps and Web frontend to show where an event is taking place. Maps is best because of it's international availability and the google api with a feature to recursive search.

      Avatar of benyomin
      benyomin uses Google MapsGoogle Maps

      Location, location, location. Choropleths are hot for a reason. When dealing with geography and housing why stop at bar charts, the map really makes my data quickly comprehensible to humans.

      Avatar of papaver
      papaver uses Google MapsGoogle Maps

      used the google maps api on several projects. been an avid user for quite a while. used it all around the world to navigate through public transport and through cities.

      Avatar of Srinivas Adireddi
      Srinivas Adireddi uses Google MapsGoogle Maps

      1) it's very easy to use. 2) shows satellite image, Google earth and many other features like traffic, terrain, etc. 3) Is very useful for driving etc.

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