Now that you’ve uploaded your data and styled your map you will share your visualization. You can control several map parameters by clicking on the Options button on the left most blue bar. When you click on this, it opens up the Map options window. Here you can control several components or settings for your map such as: having a Seach box, Zoom controls, the Carto logo, Legends, a Layer selector, Show toolbar or Scroll zoom wheel. Here I have unchecked the Carto logo and selected the Layer selector option. This adds a widget to the Legend that allows users to turn layers off and on. When I am done setting up these options, I will click the Edit button to return to the previous view. I can publish the map and make it available via a hyperlink or code that can be embedded into a webpage. To start I will click the Share button at the bottom of the Layers panel. By default my new map has been set to Private and this means only I can see it. By publishing your map you make it publicly discoverable. I’ve already worked with this map a little bit. Normally instead of Update this will read Publish. So here click the blue Publish/Update button. The map is still set to Private, so I need to click the red Private button, to expose the permissions options. I need to choose an option other than Private to get the hyperlink or the code to embed this map in a page. I can choose from Public, Only accessible with link, or Password. Anything other than Private. For this lab I will choose Public. Now I am offered the link and the code to embed this map and web page. In the Get the link section, I will click the Copy button to copy the link to the map to my clipboard. I can and open up a new tab in my browser and paste the link to see my map. Now you can see that the map is there with the Layer selector widget. So I can select/unselect layers to turn them off and on. Going back to the publish page I can also use the copy button in the Embed it section to copy the code snippet, and paste it into a web page. When I am done I will click Done to return to the map. You have created a dynamic online map of your data! In this lab, you learned the basics of using Carto. You learned how to upload data, style it and share your visualization. There is a lot more you can do with Carto, especially if you want to learn the map layer styling language CartoCSS. or their programming API Carto.js. Carto has a lot of good documentation including: Carto Guides, Webinars, Case studies and White papers.