Integrate CARTO Using FME

Use FME to create ETL workflows that seamlessly move data into and out of CARTO, and connect it with practically any data source or application you need.

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Solve CARTO Interoperability Problems with FME

Move data seamlessly in and out of CARTO cloud-based mapping systems with the data conversion capabilities of Safe Software’s FME. FME supports reading and writing of CARTO and hundreds of other formats and applications including:

  • other cloud-based mapping platforms: ArcGIS Online, Google Maps Engine
  • GIS applications: ArcGIS, MapInfo, GeoMedia
  • CAD programs: AutoCAD, MicroStation
  • rasters
  • databases: Oracle, PostGIS, Geodatabase, SQL Server
  • spreadsheets and tabular data: Excel, CSV
  • and many more

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.

Common Conversions

FME lets you integrate many applications and file formats. Here are some of the ways our users convert CARTO.

Esri ArcGIS Shapefile (SHP)
Comma-Separated Value (CSV)
Microsoft Excel
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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 Desktop FME Server FME Cloud Windows 32-bit Windows 64-bit Linux Mac
Reader Professional Edition & Up
Writer Professional Edition & Up

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