Tilemill is a open-source map design program (multi-platform) using the mapnik rendering engine. Maps are styled in Carto (a css-like language) using a variety of data sources (postgis databases, shapefiles, geojson, spreadsheets), and can be exported in mbtiles, Vectors and Raster graphics.

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QGIS/TileMill/Mapbox - How to downscale grid points or another solution?

Alright, I'm a web developer new to this field, I have the following issue I have built a python based tool that converts netcdf data to csv datetime|lat|long|value - it works great. Problem is the ...
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What projection to use with Mapbox base/reference layers?

excuse me if this has been asked before, but I can not find answer after heavy googling. What coordinate system/projection does shapefiles need to be in to be alligned correctly with mapbox reference ...
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Show names once on a dual carriageway in Tilemill

I am trying to render a local map using OSM data with Tilemill. I have things very close to how I want them. The biggest issue I would like to resolve is having road names show up twice for dual ...
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Invert gdalwrap cutline

I have a big raster image with medium details, but for some regions I do have far more details as a seperate raster image. Now I'd like to display both of them in my map that I render with Tilemill. ...
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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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TileMill terminal export command not working

I'm using the latest version of TileMill to export my tiles and it works perfectly when exporting the project directly from TileMill (I'm using Ubuntu 12.04). However, I want to be able to automatise ...
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In TileMill/CartoCSS how do show several markers for the same point?

I'm creating a custom map using TileMill to show local walks. I want to show Points Of Interest along the path. I've exported the points from Google Maps using KML and I want to show an icon on a ...
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Display local language for OSM data in TileMill

I'm following the instructions here to create a minimalist style map for Japan: https://github.com/aaronlidman/Toner-for-Tilemill Now, I've downloaded the OSM data, used osm2pgsql, created the ...
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Optimize Tilemill export of project with contour-lines

I have a project in Tilemill (based on OSM-Bright) that covers Europe and also displays Contour-Lines. My problem is that the performance is pretty bad when exporting my map. I've already seen that ...
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Display peaks using Tilemill and only show relevant peak per zoom level

I want to make a map using Tilemill and I want to show the names of mountain-peaks. What I'd like to do: If the user zooms out (let's say zoom level 12) I only want to show the highest (most ...
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CartoCSS: Don't show border between adjacent polygons

In OSM, riverbeds are created as multiple adjacent or even overlapping polygons. When styling these polygons in CartoCSS with a border, the overlapping can be seen: I'd like to hide that line ...
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Tilemill/CartoCSS: how to center label in a polygon

For some reason, labels are always placed in the bottom right of a polygon. I want them in the center of a polygon. I tried these: text-horizontal-alignment: middle; text-vertical-alignment: middle; ...
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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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How can I use Natural Earth's country data in TileMill without map tearing?

I am trying to import the ne_10m_admin_0_countries shp file from Natural Earth into TileMill but I get strange map tearing around Antarctica. I tried through PostGIS first (my main motivation for ...
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Guidance when to style your features in Tilemill vs. Leaflet?

I've found this generally to be dependent on each project's goals (or what the client wants), but when you have the options, what any rules of thumb or guidelines do use you in a project to determine ...
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Adding another style to an OpenStreetMap server using Mapnik and PostGIS etc

I have created an OpenStreetMap server using this guide: switch to osm it's very good and works like a charm. I have also been able to add a new theme using TileMill and osm-bright However, I now ...
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TileMill-style based on the country the objects belong to

Is it possible to have different TileMill stylings in different countries? I need for instance different colours for highways based on the country the highway is in. Is there a best practice solution ...
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Draw icons and lables only for certain entities in Tilemill

I've recently started to use mapbox' TileMill2 to play around with vector tiles. It's pretty nice and, in comparison to Tilemill(1), much more faster. Exactly what I was searching for. Now I'm trying ...
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Rotating markers for points in Tilemill along direction of a way

I have designed a simple marker to represent pedestrian crossings, which in OpenStreetMap data are represented as nodes (points) along the way (line). I want to rotate the marker to follow the line it ...
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Tilemill logs - Is there a way to remove [tilemill] prefix

In the Tilemill logs, is there a way to remove the [tilemill] prefix of every line? I'm trying to add the timestamp of each log line in the tilemill logs. I can easily do it with log-prefix module. I ...
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Styling of label on a line in Tilemill [duplicate]

I currently have a line that I want to but a label onto in Tilemill. It currently looks like this: But what I would prefer is something like this: where the line isn't rendered around (and ...
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Tilemill grey border on mbtiles export

I've got my final raster tile map (via vrt) into tilemill and am trying different mbtiles export options. No matter what boundary I specify for export - I always end up with the beige top and bottom ...
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How do I add a Natural Earth label layer to a TileMill project?

I'm using TileMill from MapBox to generate tiles and export Mapnik xml files. So far so good. I've downloaded the entire Natural Earth dataset, and have so far successfully imported layers for lakes, ...
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Automate import of multiple rasters as layers into tilemill

Could anyone please suggest a way of automating the import of raster tiffs into tile mill? It's driving me mad as I have well over 100 files. I could do it manually but I'm on a tight deadline... I ...
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Tilemill reversing inner and outer in multipolygon relations

Tilemill renders multipolygon relation (a middle part of a big lake (ID 2101875)) incorrectly: Multipolygon relations (inner/outer) seems to render mirror-like, compare: an island in OpenStreetMap ...
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Tilemill Legend not displaying title and only filling in 5 out of 9 categories

Title says it all, here's the code And here's what the legend looks like currently
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Tilemill use custom font

I want to use the font Air Soft Condensed heavy in Tilemill. I placed the font file Positype-AirSoftCond-Heavy.otf into the font directory of my project: ...
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Leaflet rendering TileMill tiles in the wrong order

I'm stumped, and quite a lot of searching has turned up nothing helpful. I'm on the first step of what will ultimately be a map with three raster layers and three layers of markers (with controls to ...
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Missing hstore column in TileMill!

I made a PostgreSQL with PosGIS Extension DB with the pgsnapshot_schema and loaded an .osm.pbf-file with OSMOSIS into it. Now i connected it to TileMill, but if i look up into the table i just see ...
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How do I mask a raster in TileMill?

I've tried just about every single TileMill compositing operation on the vector and raster layers in question, and I have to admit that I can't figure it out: How the heck can I mask a raster with a ...
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TileMill: Can't use both background-color and background-image?

Very new to TileMill and am working on my first project. I'm using a pattern image to enhance some areas on the map, water being an example. I've added the pattern to the water areas on my layers, ...
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How do I serve MBTiles with TileStache?

I'm am looking for a way to serve tiles while offline. I'm using Windows 7. Here's what I've done so far: -Uploaded a portion of OSM data into TileMill -Converted the OSM data into a file called ...
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How to import SRTM data for the whole planet into TileMill

I need to get SRTM elevation data for the whole planet into TileMill. I already walked through the instructions on Steve Bennett's blog and it worked fine for small areas. The problem is now that for ...
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TileMill OGR Plugin: Failed to read GeoJSON data

I'm trying to load the following into a TileMill layer as the file build1.geojson { "type": "Feature", "geometry": { "type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[ ...
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Getting coordinates to create geojson

I have a geotiff that I have been working with in tilemill and I would like to select portions (buildings) in the map and create new layers as geojson objects. My issue is I don't know how to get the ...
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When I publish a layer(shapefile or postgis) with TileMill, 200 meters moves

I hope someone can help me. Not if you know the TileMill application I'm working with her to publish layers look more beautiful. Well, first I have posted directly loading the shp file., But when ...
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TileMill Exports Failing

I'm having trouble exporting my map in TileMill (v0.10.1). I'm using OSM Bright with a PostGIS database connection to import OpenStreetMap data. When exporting an SVG or PDF through the user interface ...
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OSM line labels in Tilemill

I'm learning to use Tilemill to map Toronto OSM street data. I've added osm2psql data from http://metro.teczno.com/#toronto. When turning on road labels for the line file, I find that I'm getting ...
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How to start creating a map and exporting it as a raster MBTiles file

I am new to this whole GIS thing (my background is software-development, but not GIS) but I am super interested in making maps. So I started playing around with TileMill and was making my first steps ...
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Importing multiple GeoTiffs in TileMill

I am a software engineer that is very new in the geo world. So excuse my ignorance if this question seems simple or if terms I use are totally wrong. Problem: I have been tasked with taking multiple ...
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Geojson not rendered with Mapnik

I am trying to generate a tile with Mapnik with a GeoJSON. The stylesheet.xml with the part to render the GeoJSON is the following: <Style name="cities" filter-mode="first"> <Rule> ...
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mapnik generate_tiles.py error using .xml from TileMill

I wanted to render png tiles (like form tile server of osm). I made postGIS db, succesfully run TileMill with OSMBright style. I read that I need now export mapnik xml from TileMill. I checked Mapnik ...
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How to render overlapping bus trips as one route from OSM?

I would like to create bus map for my city from OSM data. I imported data into Postgresql with osm2psql and I can render routes with Mapnik. But the problem is that same route ref is shown multiple ...
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Performance problems using big points shapefile in TileMill

I've downloaded all the addresses in Italy from OSM and now I've a shapefile with more 514.000 points (16.065 KBbyte when zipped). I need to publish them with other geospatial information (points ...
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Drawing text and line-dasharray

Is it possible with TileMills and CartoCSS?
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Create basemap tiles for a custom shape (for reducing the tiles count)

in order to create a world wide tiles (for a basemap) in acceaptable zoom level one must have a huge hd (see in this post). but, most of the world is sea... so i want to create x levels of the whole ...
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CartoCSS layer visibility

I am working in TileMill and I have a number of layers in two different levels of detail. I have assigned classes to the layers "highdetail" and "lowdetail", and I know how to use the zoom selector - ...
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How do I import a PNG as a TileMill layer?

I want to use the NASA "Blue Marble" images as the basis of a map tile set for a Leaflet.js map. It seems like using TileMill is the easiest way of building up my tiles, and opens a lot of options ...
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Can you use nested properties to style features in CartoCSS

I've imported a GeoJSON layer into TileMill and am having trouble styling based on the properties in the features. The features' properties objects have objects nested within them, and I haven't found ...
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Opening TileMill from Ubuntu launcher after building from source

I build TileMill from source following this tutorial. Now I can open it by going to the folder cd ~/tilemill and run node index.js. This all works fine. But I want to open it using the Ubuntu ...