CARTO is an open cloud location data platform offering visual insights on where things happen, why they happen, and predicting what will happen in the future.

CARTO accelerates innovation, find efficiencies, power new use cases, and disrupt business models through the use of location intelligence. It leads the location intelligence revolution, empowering organizations and individuals to uncover insights through location data and then make them available to their organization or the general public in the form of location intelligence apps. The apps help optimize processes, predict situations, and improve performance by leveraging location data.

Founded ​in ​2012 ​by ​environmental ​scientists, ​visualization ​experts, ​and big ​data ​analytics, ​CARTO ​is ​headquartered ​in ​New ​York ​City ​with offices ​in ​Madrid, ​Washington, ​London, ​and ​Estonia. ​CARTO ​has ​a team ​of ​130 ​employees, ​a ​portfolio ​of ​2,000 ​customers ​including BBVA, ​BCG, ​New ​York ​City, ​and ​Twitter ​and ​more ​than ​300,000 ​users around ​the ​globe.


Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

CARTO is committed to collaborating with the many stakeholders involved in leveraging available data to better understand the unique and diverse communities across the world, the challenges we face in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in our communities, existing opportunities for progress, to make better decisions, and improve our collective efforts by making them data-driven, efficient, inclusive, and informed.

CARTO will provide our technology to community organizations, non-profits, new and innovative start-ups, and all initiatives that seek to use data as a means to achieve the SDGs, and any work that seeks social, economic, and/or environmental good.


Initiatives in CARTO

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API Highways

GPSDD Initiated
Providing easy access to SDG-relevant data for visualizations and applications that can guide decision-making.
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Citizen-Generated Data Task Team

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
Working to produce recommendations on what types of CGD initiatives are best suited to different purposes; producing guidance on how to navigate and engage with different types of CGD initiatives; and providing a forum to share experiences, challenges, and learning related to CGD.

News about CARTO

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1:00 pm March 23 - 7:30 pm March 23, 2018

Bristol Data Dive

Cities, Transportation, and the Sustainable Development Goals.

This Partner Works to Achieve These SDGs