Each of my data points have a different image. The images are all loaded in CARTO and the column has a name. I need to call each of the images on click event.

I've been using the


to get the data from my points but i can't make it work to get the images.


First, you have to make sure that your images are stored in a string/character column as a public url (you can use a service such as imgur.com). Then you have to create a html template for your infowindow (iw) like this one:

    <script type="infowindow/html" id="iw_template">
    <div class="cartodb-popup">
      <a href="#close" class="cartodb-popup-close-button close">x</a>
       <div class="cartodb-popup-content-wrapper">
         <div class="cartodb-popup-header">
           <img style="width: 100%" src="{{url_img}}"></src>
         <div class="cartodb-popup-content">
           <h4>Name: </h4>
       <div class="cartodb-popup-tip-container"></div>

Finally, after creating a viz or a layer with CARTO.js, you need your layers or sublayers to setInteraction to True and add the iw:


      map, layer, ['cartodb_id','name','url_img'],
         infowindowTemplate: $('#iw_template').html()

Here you have a working example.

  • Hi Ramiro, Thanks for your response! I manage to have that working and to add a toolpit for hover event. THANKS! I would like the infowindow to be position fixed, always on the left side of the screen but I haven't manage to do that. The only example I found on this was doing a fixed box, but don't know how i can make it work with the code you send me.... THANKS! c. – Catalina Oct 3 '16 at 22:39
  • Happy to help. If you search here typing "carto" and "infobox" you will find an answer as this is a common feature in CARTO.js. Here, you have an example. – ramiroaznar Oct 4 '16 at 7:50
  • Hi Ramiro, THANKS! I used that code a couple of days ago but I couldn´t manage to call the images. It worked very well for data that was text but I don´t know how to get the elements when is not text but it´s images. – Catalina Oct 4 '16 at 12:41
  • I uploaded the images into my host account and wrote the URL in a column in CARTO. Each row has it's own URL address. All the examples that i found calling element by id were using the specific url of the image and not {{image_url}} that it's what i need because each plotted dot has it's own image. Does this make sense??? – Catalina Oct 4 '16 at 12:48
  • Mine uses {{url_img}}, have you tried it? – ramiroaznar Oct 4 '16 at 13:22

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