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Attribute Ratings

  • Google Maps API is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

CARTO

81%
4 Ratings
9.4

Google Maps API

94%
7 Ratings

Support Rating

CARTO

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Google Maps API

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CARTO

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

It is most suited for someone who has a physical office, particularly a retail store which helps them to promote the business locally. I would suggest businessmen should use this tool for promoting their business in a more effective way. It is of least important if you are promoting your business digitally and don't have a physical location.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CARTO

  • 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

  • Very simple UI, easy to use.
  • You can send your live location to a person who wants to meet you.
  • You can mark and pin the locations you are travelling regularly.
  • You can get the code of iframe for any location and embed it into your organization's website also.
Akhilesh Arya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CARTO

  • 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

  • Offline location required for some certain locations
  • Needs to reduce updates as it is comes from most of the updates.
  • Maps needs to be accurate in small areas in order to find destination.
Shivam Shrivastava | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CARTO

General

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

Starting Price

Google Maps API

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

CARTO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Maps API

Google Maps API 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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

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

Google Maps API

Google MAP API is one of the prominent ones as compared to others. In the selection process also we are [complete] with the API provider by Google MAP as it is quite stable.No doubt it is one of the best methods to implement or integrate as compared to any others which is available in the competition.
Shivam Shrivastava | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CARTO

  • 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

  • Definitely it gives optimum ROI to my organization which is positive sign.
  • My company overall business showed a positive growth rate.
  • I now get more no of people visiting my office .
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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