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Self-hosting Mapbox vector tiles

As presented in a talk at FOSS4G Mapbox Studio allows to create Mapbox vector tiles and export them as a .mbtiles file. The mapbox-gl.js library can be used to dynamically style and render Mapbox ...
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Any reason to use TileMill if Mapbox Studio is meant to replace it?

I'm new to using TileMill and it still seems like a popular cross-platform package, though I keep running into common bugs and errors with it (on Mac OSX). On Mapbox's page, it says that Mapbox Studio ...
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Can the new Mapbox Vector Tiles be used as a QGIS basemap?

With the implementation of the mapbox vector tiles begs the question of how these could be used as a basemap in a QGIS printed map (assuming anyone cares about printed maps anymore!). To use OSM data ...
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What is the difference between Leaflet and Mapbox?

What is the difference between Leaflet and Mapbox, and how are they used together? Like the API and what exactly are they and is Mapbox using Leaflet?
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Generating Interactive Tiles using Nodejs, Mapnik, and PostGIS for Leaflet

I am looking to do something like this but where I have all the data on the same server. I've been following through the set of tutorials @ sparkgeo.com/labs/big/ and I'm having some difficulty. ...
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Is it possible to redesign OpenStreetMaps tiles?

We have an application working with open layers and are using open street maps for the map tiles However they don't look great Is there anyway to style these maps? I read something about Mapbox but ...
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TileMill fails to load Europe data from PostGIS. What am I doing wrong?

The Problem: Using OSM-Bright in combination with an imported (osm2psql) Europe shapefile, tiles won't load unless I have 2-3 layers active (of the total of 29). I don't have this problem with an ...
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Can OSM's iD editor be used on custom maps?

I'm setting up a community-based mapping solution for a local NGO. They need their own maps and, after some consideration, I have decided to go with Mapperz suggestion and use MapBox. It's good to ...
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Can CartoDB and Mapbox.js talk?

All, Back in December it seemed there was no way to bring in a CartoDB layer into a Mapbox.js or Tilemill project. Has this changed? ...
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Free website host for embedding tilemill/mapbox web map

I am hoping to design a simple interactive web map using TileMill. I am then planning on uploading that map to Mapbox.com, where I understand I will be given an embed code to put on a website. My ...
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Vector Mapping for iOS?

Are there any vector map data providers with API's, that i can use to build my app on iOS natively (not on a webview). Specifically im looking for: For a library/framework that uses existing map ...
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Maki Icons to Qgis

Does anyone know how to import Maki icons to qgis? Maki Icons
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Is it possible to add house numbers using the Mapbox Street Vector Tiles source in Tilemill2?

Title says it all. Does anyony know if the house number is included in Mapbox’ vector tiles, and if so how to access it for styling? Thanks for any advice!
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Leaflet: How do you use removeLayer?

This is driving me mad. See the Leaflet tutorial for adding a layer control to your map: L.Icon.Default.imagePath = "Scripts/images"; var mapUrl = ...
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Add simple image layers to MapBox / Leaflet?

Is there an easy way to add simple image layers (with no, or very limited, GIS data) to Mapbox and/or Leaflet? Google maps seems to have the ability to add custom layers, simply by attaching the SW ...
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Slippy map format

When do you decide which to use? I've started using Geoserver and it seems like map files are downloaded to the browser (using Leaflet) in the WFS format. When I look at OSM, Mapbox etc, they use ...
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Search and zoom json features in Leaflet

How can I add search box to map that allows user to search>zoom to polygon name. If there are 100 polygons, user can type name of polygon (i.e., Symantec) then map zooms to matching county?
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Displaying large number of polygons on web map?

I've started working on a project with a huge number of polygons, and I'm unsure of how to display/host it. The map I'd like to end up with will have three layers: 1) Shaded polygons representing ...
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Where i can find Mapbox tiles gallery

I have discovered that cloudmade tiles service has been discontinued, so to switch to mapbox tiles, i imagine that i can find a gallery (like in cloudmade ) where i can choose the tiles style ...
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Using interactivity from multiple layers produced in TileMill in a single map

I have a MapBox.js map with several layers here . I would like to be able to use TileMill's teaser and full interactivity on a few of the layers, but I have only been able to accomplish this for a ...
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Import of OSM data into PostgreSQL using osm2pgsql: which formats are supported?

I followed a tutorial to install a PostgreSQL server on my Mac OS X Mavericks, and to import some OSM data with the osm2pgsql converter ...
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Location for floorplan

Is there an application / service where I can put my floorplan of a building en 'position' it on the right place on the earth? (The buildings location). I found TileMill an application where I can ...
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Which parameter values should I use with QGIS Heatmap plugin?

I've read all the posts and docs about the heatmap plugin but can't seem to get it to work. The map is the size of the United States and has a little over 2000 points. I've tried small radi (1 ...
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What is the recommended workflow for using TileMill and OSM?

Using osm2pgsql, I imported an OSM extract into a Postgres database. Then I made a layer in in TileMill that contains the data from Postgres. The map was exported to a MBTiles file. At this point, all ...
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Why aren't Mapbox vector tiles rendered in the browser?

Would it be technically possible to have Mapbox's compact vector tile format sent to the client (instead of PNG tiles), then rendered inside the browser with JS code? Second question: when using ...
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Data format for offline apps on iPad?

For an iPAD application (based on WhirlyGlobe) we've two modes: offline and online. It's a meteorological application so each day around 1600 layers (worldwide) per day are created on the servers. ...
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Web Maps for Collecting Information in a Questionnaire

I am working with a Non Profit group who are looking for collect information around urban cycling routes. They would like to know the routes people take to get from point A to point B. I thought, ...
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How can a leaflet SVG overlay be placed outside of the leaflet-overlay-pane?

I have SVG on top of GeoJSON in my map. How can a leaflet SVG overlay be placed outside of the leaflet-overlay-pane while keeping GeoJSON in place in the leaflet-overlay-pane? (For example, how could ...
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Unable to get Mapbox leaflet-omnivore to load markers from .csv

I'm using the Mapbox.js API to build a really simple web map using a .csv file to place markers with tooltips. I'm trying to use the suggested leaflet-omnivore library to easily parse the csv and ...
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Can PHP be used to set the XY, zoom of a Mapbox.js map?

All, Is there a way to set the xy and zoom level of a map using the URL of the site that is calling it? I'm thinking of a site I'm using now, built on php, which has mapbox maps built in javascript ...
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How to make a private OSM (Save personal information to) a map using OpenLayer or Tilemill or mapbox

OSM (OpenStreetMap) is great for making a real time public map for general purposes but what if I want to add private info to a map such as the location and date of my first kiss or a note about every ...
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How to efficiently render and enable user interaction on thousands of points with Leaflet?

I've got a large dataset comprised of about 10k points representing gas stations. Some of these gas stations sell diesel fuel, others do not. In my web map, I want to let the user switch between ...
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How can I publish a Google Sheet to the web as a GeoJSON file?

I am trying to create a map in Mapbox to be embedded on a website and have the embedded map automatically update every time the source data is updated. I have my source data in a Google sheet and have ...
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L.esri.featureLayer shows up and sometimes not

I'm new to the leaflet/esri subject so please forgive me if it's just a simple question. I wrote my first webmap-app. It uses different sources. The main aim is to show two basemaps hosted by MapBox ...
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Rotating labels in cartocss with controlling the rotation basepoint

I am trying to rotate multiple text labels in cartodb/cartocss. I am offseting each label so that they appear to be stacked using text-dx and text-dy. Using text-horizontal-alignment: left; and ...
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ST_ZMax() does not exist in PostGIS

I'm trying to follow this example on Mapbox blog, about using 3D shapes in PostGIS. The database-query is this: DROP TABLE tilemill_buildings; CREATE TABLE tilemill_buildings AS SELECT ogc_fid, ...
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How can I load stricly tiles within the current viewport in Leaflet.js?

I have tiles that are not available for the whole map. How can I stop Leaflet.js/Mapbox.js from making requests to these tiles? There are dozens of 404's that I'd really like to get rid of. Thank ...
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Building maps - when to embed in tiles versus implement in leaflet

I'm wondering if there are any principles or rules for when to "bake" geographic features into map tiles (e.g. using Mapbox Studio) versus when to "draw" them on dynamically (e.g. using Leaflet.js). ...
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osm2pgsql: database “gis” does not exist

I am currently attempting to use OSM Bright to quickly style some OSM data, so I can export tiles without spending hours writing Carto in TileMill. This is my first time using osm2pgsql to import OSM ...
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Leaflet - how do you get individual markers from a featurelayer?

In Leaflet, if I have a feature layer filled with markers, how do I get these markers back from the layer? I want to apply different popups to each individual marker, instead of the entire set. I ...
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mapbox layer in ESRI API

I am building an application primarily with the ESRI API, but would like to load a mapbox tilelayer to use as the basemap as they are just so much more pleasing cartographically. I dont want to change ...
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is there any direct access to Mapbox data? (similar to CartoDB's sql api)

I've been asked to add a form to a map that will write data in the background (e.g., ajax to a magic file that does datawrites and some emailing, notifications etc) and a new marker will be added to ...
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Fixing the OpenLayers MBTiles Example

I've been trying to implement the OpenLayers Example for reading MBTiles: http://projects.bryanmcbride.com/ol_mbtiles/ Right off, the link to the necessary mbtiles.php script was broken, but I found ...
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How do I add a CartoDB layer to a MapBox map?

I'm having some trouble adding a CartoDB layer to an L.mapbox.map, I thought it was a pretty simple thing to do in the HTML but it's just not working and I dont know why? My CartoDB layer has vector ...
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D3 missing zoom Choropleth + Raster

following this example and Choropleth from Mike's site trying to get: image + vector + choropleth = my map As you can see I'd lost zoom capability on vector layer. I'd been trying differents things, ...
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Trying to Offset Overlapping Transit Lines/Routes - Is There a Way?

I am trying to create a bus route map in Los Angeles. I realize that it is shooting for the moon (perhaps it is impossible to do well) since there are so many overlapping routes, but I think I've gone ...
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How to edit layers which are using via OSM Bright in Tilemill

How could i edit a map which is edited via OSM Bright in TileMill? Layers are in TM added via PostGis. OSM Bright it's simply built according to informations here. I need delete some roads also delete ...
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Adding multiple layers with timed delay in Mapbox/Leaflet

So I've got a Mapbox map showing data split into several layers. I'd like the user to be able to click a play button to call the function "gogogo", and then the layers get added one at a time every 1 ...
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Why doesn't LeafletJS complete the conversion when re-projecting to Spherical Mercator?

When I use the Mapbox Leaflet pre-packaged Projection class SphericalMercator to project a lat/long coordinate into EPSG:3857 I have to multiply the result Leaflet provides by the earth's radius. ...
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Edit tilemill legend to add circle symbol

I am trying to edit my tilemill legend so that instead of displaying a red rectangle as below, it displays a red circle (I'm making a proportional symbol map). What line would I need to add in my ...