Integrate CARTO Using FME

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Solve CARTO Interoperability Problems with FME

Beyond a straight format conversion tool, FME allows you to manipulate data’s contents and structure to fit the requirements of the target system in order to preserve integrity and ensure it functions optimally. FME workflows are constructed quickly, run automatically, and can be reapplied to ongoing CARTO data conversion tasks, saving you time and improving your productivity.

Load Any Data into CARTO

Accurately migrate data from countless applications to the CARTO mapping platform. FME reads data from over 400+ formats and has advanced tools that manipulate the contents and structure of a dataset during translation to fit the model and schema requirements of the destination CARTO system.

Transform and load data from:

  • other cloud-based mapping platforms: Google Maps Engine, ArcGIS Online
  • GIS applications: ArcGIS, MapInfo, Smallworld
  • CAD programs: AutoCAD, MicroStation
  • databases: Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL and PostGIS
  • spreadsheets and tabular formats
  • web services: Salesforce, Amazon Web Services
  • XML-based formats
  • rasters
  • many more

“FME is a great choice for migrating data into CARTO. We recommend it as the all-in-one solution to migrate Google Maps Engine projects to CARTO.”
 – Javier de la Torre, CEO at CARTO

Use CARTO Data in Other Places

Create workflows that read data from CARTO for use exactly how you need in any of the hundreds of applications that FME supports. Workflows can be made easily by using FME Form’s intuitive, graphical work environment. Processes can run automatically in the background and can be saved for future CARTO transformation tasks.

With FME Server or FME Cloud take advantage of:

  • CARTO data loading and distribution services
  • job scheduling
  • notification services
  • real-time data processing
  • and more


CARTO is a cloud-based mapping solution for visualizing and analyzing location data. It features design and geospatial analysis tools, and allows users to share maps securely or publish them on the web.


The table below outlines how CARTO is supported by our different FME products, and on which platform(s) the reader and/or writer runs.

Product OS
FME Form FME Flow FME Flow Hosted Windows 64-bit Linux Mac
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