CARTO vs Leaflet: What are the differences?
CARTO and Leaflet 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, Leaflet provides the following key features:
- Tile layers
- Drag panning with inertia
- Scroll wheel zoom
CARTO and Leaflet are both open source tools. Leaflet with 25.1K GitHub stars and 4.09K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than CARTO with 2.18K GitHub stars and 601 GitHub forks.
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What tools integrate with CARTO?
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.
If you're a developer, stay away from CARTO.