How to Make a Green Map using CARTO

CARTO is a sophisticated yet flexible resource for Green Map projects that want to create a map that shares data and has advanced analytic capability. If you have data in different formats, this platform can merge them. Customization is possible and overall, CARTO is state of the art. You can compare the features of this platform here (chart to come in a light box).

This is a great platform for people with technical ability who want to share their viewpoint on community progress toward sustainability, and promote nature, culture, social and green living sites!

You can share this Green Map several ways - the CARTO Builder will let you clone the map, embed it interactively in any website (as shown below) or export it in various formats.

Here is an example, created by exporting some of the data from the Open Green Map platform; you can also create a new Green Map. Featuring sites in one New York neighborhood, this map’s story is at

We created a CARTO Tutorial with details for both Green Map Makers who created a map on the Open Green Map platform, and for users creating a new Green Map.

Create a New Green Map on CARTO -TEST!!!

Download this PDF below to get started. We are including links to a Google Doc so you can comment and help us improve the Tutorials. You can also share ideas below, ask and answer questions. This CARTO Help Forum is very useful - and of course, you can Search for questions and find answers quickly. There is also a GitHub and other Carto support online; see Maptime for a workshop near you.

Our thanks to Ray Cha, Thomas Turnbull, and Lela Prashad for their help creating this Tutorial, and to CARTO and their grant program, Jeff Ferzoco and Tyler Bird who are supporting this effort. (Note that CARTO used to be named CartoDB)

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