CartoDB's Location Intelligence Platform Continues Revolutionizing the Future of Smart Cities

by | Nov 25, 2015

NEW YORK, November 25, 2015 ” CartoDB, the leading company for location data analysis and visualization, revealed the first stages of one of the most comprehensive location intelligence projects in development with Mexico City at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona.

The projects in the pipeline that were demonstrated in Barcelona, including one with Mexico City, are some of CartoDB's most ambitious, complex ventures to-date, and have the potential to redefine the standards of living Tweet this CartoDB unveiled the initial phases of a comprehensive location       intelligence project with Mexico City at SCEWC, after being unanimously selected by more than thirty city officials and engineers. With CartoDB's robust and scalable location intelligence platform, Mexico City will be able to incorporate geospatial big data, and real time dashboards and visualizations. CartoDB makes it easy to turn geospatial  datasets into critical, shareable insights that streamline inter-agency  communication and decision-making.

CartoDB, selected by New York City as a location intelligence representative, was among top industry innovators at SCEWC to discuss  the future of smart cities as it relates to companies, public administrations, research centers, and the development of cities of the future across the world. Panels like Innovation Through Data explored how geospatial data generated by civilians can be visualized, analyzed and used in decision-making. Other discussions included Location Insight and Communication for the 21st Century City and Redefining Location Intelligence for Cities.

The projects in the pipeline that were demonstrated in Barcelona, including one with Mexico City, are some of CartoDB's most ambitious, complex ventures to-date, and have the potential to redefine the standards of living, Santiago Giraldo, Senior Technical Evangelist for CartoDB, said. We couldn't be more humbled and proud to be selected to join this group of luminaries, who are actively changing the ecosystem of urban living and city planning. We're discovering unprecedented opportunities to empower citizens and government agencies with everything from biking and housing apps, to risk platforms and custom city dashboards.

CartoDB's location intelligence platform allows any state, city, and country to turn geospatial datasets into meaningful visualizations and critical insights powered by unparalleled ease of integration, data  processing capacity, and analytical speeds with cutting-edge design. In the past year, CartoDB has doubled its employees and opened their headquarters in New York City. In September, CartoDB announced their Series B round led by Accel Partners and Salesforce Ventures.

To learn more about the ways CartoDB is shaping the geospatial community and data-driven location intelligence, visit


CartoDB leads the world of location intelligence and data visualization, empowering any organization and individual to extract valuable insights from location data. CartoDB transforms layers of geospatial information into data driven maps that enable visual discovery of trends and patterns to make better, faster decisions. CartoDB's technology is used together with big data and real-time systems to develop custom location intelligence applications. CartoDB's self-service web platform allows anyone to effortlessly connect location data to gain insights through simple analysis and visualizations with no coding skills. CartoDB is spearheading the democratization of location intelligence, permitting  anyone in industries such as financial, government, journalism,       education, and scientific to map and understand their world’s data in a more meaningful way. CartoDB launched in 2012 and is headquartered in  New York. See more at


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