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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 future of CartoCSS (i.e. does it have one)? [closed]

MapBox recently announced that they would be moving away from CartoCSS towards a completely visual interface. Apparently the new style sheets that underlay that UI will be JSON based, so despite the ...
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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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How to render Mapbox Vector Tiles from OSM data?

I'd like to render my own vector tiles in the Mapbox Vector Tile format (MVT) format using OpenStreetMap data (ultimately for use with Mapbox's hot Mapbox GL JS client renderer). Is TileStache + ...
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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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Which geocoding providers allow storing of geocoded data?

I'd like to provide a functionality where the user can search for an address/place on a Leaflet map, and is able to add the resulting marker to the map (which later can be saved on server and ...
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Wrapping vector tiles generated by geojson-vt

I've followed the example in geojson-vt, and am able to generate vector tiles from my geoJson source. However, I can't read these tiles with mapbox-gl-js or Leaflet.MapboxVectorTile because I don't ...
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Mapbox-gl: flyTo feature with certain property

I have been playing around with mapbox-gl. I am trying to get the map to flyTo() a specific polygon in one of my layers. After looking extensively through the API I can only find methods to return ...
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Add vector tile sources to QGIS

Is it possible to add vector tile sources (using MapBox's protocol buffers format, or GeoJSON, or otherwise) to QGIS? If so, how? (My question is a bit similar to Can the new Mapbox Vector Tiles be ...
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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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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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How to remove a single marker in Mapbox?

I have a simple Marker added to map like this: var x = L.marker([50.5, 30.5]); x.addTo(map); Now how can I hide/remove x? I searched the API docs for a Marker.remove() method, but couldn't find any. ...
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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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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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Determine if point lies within shape?

What would the best method be for determining whether an address (geocoded to a lat/long point) lies within a given shape in a GIS shapefile. Best case scenario, we are given a boolean result, that we ...
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What worldwide raster basemaps does MapBox provide, and how much do they cost to use?

There are a number of MapBox basemaps that show up on various websites (MapBox Streets, MapBox Outdoors), but weirdly, I can't find a list of them anywhere. I have in the past seen a big list of ...
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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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How to get data from TileMill tileLayer properties in Mapbox for click/hover

I've successfully used Leaflet to load a geoJSON polygon-shapefile with data, and added click and hover interactivity to the layer. For a large dataset, I switched to mapbox.js 1.6.1, used TileMill to ...
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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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Using custom styles with Mapnik

I'm setting up a custom tile server using OpenstreetMaps and Mapnik. I've been able to successfully setup the server and serve tiles using it. I'm using the OSM-Bright style right now. I would like ...
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Maki Icons to Qgis

Does anyone know how to import Maki icons to qgis? Maki Icons
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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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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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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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What format is the output tiles from https://github.com/mapbox/tippecanoe

I generated a mbtiles file with https://github.com/mapbox/tippecanoe and extracted it with mbutil to filesystem. (It named them all .png) Anyhow, what format are these tiles in? I tried parsing them ...
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Create my own MapBox Vector tile and self hosting

I understood hosting mbtiles is possible and some solutions are available. I not sure that I can find the answer; How can I create my own vector tiles (mapbox vector tile format) which from my data ...
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Static maps API that serves roads/labels without basemap?

I am looking for a static maps API (similar to https://www.mapbox.com/developers/api/static/ ) that can serve the map without an underlying base layer. My intention is to generate images with the ...
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D3 missing zoom Choropleth + Raster

Following this example and Choropleth from Mike's site I am trying to get: image + vector + choropleth = my map As you can see I lost the zoom capability on the vector layer. I have been trying ...
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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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Storing a Mapbox-hosted vector tileset in a variable (Mapbox-GL-JS)

I'm trying to make a map using Mapbox GL that is basically identical to this example: https://www.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/example/filter-markers/. The main difference that source I'm using is a ...
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Export data from the new Mapbox Studio

The new Mapbox Studio seems to have a button for downloading a style: but not a dataset: So, is there actually a way to export a whole dataset? This may seem like a strange thing to do, but ...
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mapbox - disabling viewing of unrendered white tiles outside of the map

I'm looking to disable being able to move the map in such a way that one can move outside of the map area: I don't want to be able to see the surrounding white areas when the map is dragged. I have ...
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CartoDB static maps with a bounding box

I'm using cartodb's static maps API to create a hi-def printable map. The map is placed on top of a basemap generated in Mapbox studio. Looks pretty good but I have an issue that prevents me to ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Web Maps for Collecting Information in 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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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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Generate 1 shape out of many GPX files

I have many GPX files and i want to show them as layer on mapbox tiles. I managed to create "simple polyline" from gpx and then build GeoJson which include many features. That GeoJson is pretty big, ...
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MapBox; Use style as tileset

Is it possible to use a MapBox style as a tileset? I would like to add the style as a tile layer in QGIS. I can access tiles from my tilesets in a browser. ...
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Handle Multiple Layer Max Zoom Levels in Leaflet

Along with Mapbox layers, we are also adding layers from WMS and ArcGIS servers hosted by our customers to display map data relevant to them. Is there any way to figure out what the max zoom for a ...