CARTO vs. IP2Location

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CARTO
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Carto (formerly CartoDB) in Brooklyn, New York offers their location intelligence solution.N/A
IP2Location
Score 9.1 out of 10
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IP Geolocation service available as database, programming API and hosted solution.N/A
Pricing
CARTOIP2Location
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CARTOIP2Location
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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CARTOIP2Location
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Score 9.1 out of 10

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Score 9.1 out of 10

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User Ratings
CARTOIP2Location
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(4 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
CARTOIP2Location
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.
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IP2Location
I have described our usage scenario previously
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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.
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IP2Location
  • Free demo
  • Quite complete database
  • Customer service
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Cons
CARTO
  • I don't like the new Builder UI as it has been tough to explain. Other than that I have no complaints.
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IP2Location
  • We want to know IP ranges too so that we can block the whole IP range if we want.
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Alternatives Considered
CARTO
CartoDB is more user friendly and quicker to learn than ArcGIS Online and Mapbox
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IP2Location
Based on my experiences IP2Location is the best of those which ones I've already tried.
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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.
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IP2Location
  • user satisfaction
  • data completeness
  • speed+
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