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CARTO vs Leaflet: What are the differences?

Developers describe CARTO as "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. On the other hand, Leaflet is detailed as "JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps". Leaflet is an open source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by Vladimir Agafonkin of MapBox with a team of dedicated contributors. Weighing just about 30 KB of gzipped JS code, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps.

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.

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 Leaflet?

Leaflet is an open source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by Vladimir Agafonkin of MapBox with a team of dedicated contributors. Weighing just about 30 KB of gzipped JS code, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps.
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        What are some alternatives to CARTO and Leaflet?
        Mapbox
        We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub.
        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.
        OpenStreetMap
        OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.
        OpenLayers
        An opensource javascript library to load, display and render maps from multiple sources on web pages.
        Java Persistence API
        It is a Java application programming interface specification that describes the management of relational data in applications using Java Platform, Standard Edition and Java Platform, Enterprise Edition.It provides a POJO persistence model for object-relational mapping.
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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.

        If you're a developer, stay away from CARTO.

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        Mark Walle uses LeafletLeaflet

        Renders the full page map, using the area components provided as GeoJSON objects via the RDS PostGIS instance.

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        Sail Tactics uses LeafletLeaflet

        Mapping frontend

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        Solcast uses LeafletLeaflet

        Map displays

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