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Likelihood to Recommend

CARTO (formerly CartoDB)

CartoDB is great for generating geographic visualizations of data where the geographies are well-defined. It would be great for analysts to develop visualizations of data with spatial elements. That being said, the software is limited if you want to do any real data munging or analysis, as it can be cumbersome to use and there isn't a great interface for actually saving the results of different manipulations (you can save it as a new file, but it's hard to do version control, etc.). I would recommend preparing the data outside of CartoDB and only using the tool for visualization once the data is well prepared.
Diana Lam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Maps API

If you love travelling [Google Maps API is] a must app for you it will guide you to the places. You can search pub, restaurant and places to stay easily in the locations where you never been before. With the live location sharing you'll never get lost.It is fit for every scenarios it will save your time in finding the exact location.
Akhilesh Arya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CARTO (formerly CartoDB)

  • It is amazing at allowing control of the visualizations. It takes a little bit to get used to but the combination of full SQL queries and CSS-like styling is very powerful.
  • The services are built on a robust stack of open source software. I was able to build a standalone instance of CartoDB relatively easily (after some research and trial and error).
  • Server side map rendering is key for handling large data sets. The way the images are returned makes them very easy to catch in an HTTP cache to minimize the hits to the server. The interactivity that CartoDB has built in makes this completely transparent to the end user, they can click on parts of the static images and be presented with popups or change map styles. It's a very clever implementation.
Brandon Christensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Maps API

  • Variety of map information call.
  • Very useful as you can pull data such as public rating on location basis and etc.
  • Able to integrates with various Google API features.
  • Easier to customize and is a 1 of the best choices to implement into browser and hybrid engine.
Anuar Abd Rahman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CARTO (formerly CartoDB)

  • I don't like the new Builder UI as it has been tough to explain. Other than that I have no complaints.
Bhavika Tekwani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Maps API

  • I would like more information about population in a particular area.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CARTO (formerly CartoDB)

No score
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Google Maps API

Google Maps API 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It does everything I need it to do and hasn't let me down yet. It has been a lifesaver for my roofing accounts. Most of my clients for the roofing belong to an Amish community with no computers and so forth. So being able to search the maps and look at the rooftops is imperative for those campaigns.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CARTO (formerly CartoDB)

CartoDB is more user friendly and quicker to learn than ArcGIS Online and Mapbox
Sacha Selim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Maps API

So to find locations and places I am using it for so long. I don't even remember that I have used any of the other app. I don't even know that whether any such app exist.
Akhilesh Arya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CARTO (formerly CartoDB)

  • CartoDB definitely saves a lot of time when creating visualizations. Previously, I would use different software and have to make edits manually (or just create the visualizations manually to start with). I would say that the software definitely cuts the time required to create certain visualizations by a half or two-thirds.
Diana Lam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Maps API

  • It saves time and time is money
  • You can find budget hotels to stay again this will save money for you
  • And this app is free no subscriptions and paid plans required
Akhilesh Arya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CARTO (formerly CartoDB)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Google Maps API

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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