CMaps Analytics & CartoDB: a Location Intelligence Integration for BI Dashboards


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CMaps Analytics & CartoDB: a Location Intelligence Integration for BI Dashboards
CMaps Analytics & CartoDB

CartoDB and CMaps Analytics are working in the same direction to make location intelligence more accessible to more people than ever before.

With a wide range of business cases and ecosystems independant software vendors like CMaps Analytics specialize in embedding location analytics into platforms like SAP and are taking advantage of CartoDB's platform to enhance their software solution.

What is CMaps Analytics?

CMaps Analytics is a cloud based JavaScript API designed to make embedding interactive maps easier. As a Google Maps Technology Partner CMaps Analytics inherits Google Maps and injects hundreds of configurable business intelligence capabilities and over 20 data visualization layers on top. With a cloud-first approach CMaps Analytics has built a series of extensions so customers can plug-in location intelligence into platforms like SAP BusinessObjects Microsoft Sharepoint and now Google Sheets.

Now CMaps Analytics includes four brand new CartoDB map layers that make embedding CartoDB powered analysis a breeze.

In Action

CMaps Analytics cloud APIs are used for native extensions into other platforms like SAP. Customers who invest in CMaps Analytics build interactive visualizations using their on-premise data. However the “where” questions that customers are increasingly asking require data that does not exist in their transactional system or BI data warehouse.

That is where CartoDB comes in to deliver significant value:

“Before CartoDB when a customer approached us wanting to take demographics public or open sourced data or had a massive data extract from a system that is not integrated with a BI data warehouse it was a laborsome process that required GIS ” said Evan Delodder CMaps Analytics CTO. “Now we can take that data and have it loaded into CartoDB secured and prepared as beautiful visualizations into BI reports and dashboards the same day with minimal effort.”


For CMaps Analytics customers who are primarily embedding cloud location intelligence into on-premise business intelligence the benefits of CartoDB are primarily focused on acquisition and generation of new geospatial powered insights.

The value CartoDB provides to CMaps Analytics is its powerful flexible APIs and services for delivering interactive big data visualization layers. Currently CMaps Analytics is using CartoDB as a native data visualization layer type so customers can:

  • Address big data visualization and analysis scenarios that require lots of geospatial data
  • Centralize geospatial analysis to a platform designed for spatial analytics
  • Move from legacy GIS installations to modern cloud solutions
  • Use new innovative visualization techniques like Torque for animating time series data
  • Deliver content hosted in the cloud securely to on-premise analytics and business apps

Additional plans for deeper integration and expansion of services is planned in the near future. Learn more about [CartoDB integration in CMaps Analytics].

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