I have entered the following png into the XYZ URL for the Carto custom map but it is not working (for either my link below or their example link). I keep getting my custom map, which I rectified on Map Warper, just floating in blank space:

My rectified map: myrectified

The image I see on Carto: carto image

The Carto blog on the topic.

Any ideas why this is happening?

  • Can you share the xyz basemap url? Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 9:45

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Adding a custom XYZ means you remove any other basemap so if your image does not cover the world, well then you get an image in the middle of a blank space. BUILDER only allows one basemap layer below your CARTO data.

If you want to combine basemaps and your image you need to create a custom CARTO.js application where you add as many Leaflet/Google Maps layers you want below your CARTO data.

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