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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Caching LiDAR Image Service outside of ArcGIS to send to ArcGIS Server

To begin this question: I have very limited programming/coding experience and will likely need a detailed explanation if you decide to answer in that route. We are hosting a number of LiDAR services ...
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Why is the heatmap color not showing in TileMill?

I created a heatmap on QGIS (2.8) and styled it using singleband pseudocolor. I want to turn it into map tiles, so I added the TIFF as a layer in TileMill. However, when it's in TileMill, it loses ...
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A small map take so much place and time?

I am using TileMill and try to generate an MBTile from Lyon in France. Doing so takes me +100GB and an incalculable time (25mb for a really small portion of Lyon take me 1h) Is it normal ? Does that ...
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How to use the Tile Server to fetch latitude/longitude data

I have installed a tile server using the following link and my main purpose was to geocode as many times as possible. Initially I was using openstreet API to geocode but they have certain limits so ...
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Permission Denied when installing openstreetmap server

I am installing a tile server from this link on my Ubuntu Machine 14.04. The problem I am facing is in this line : ./make.py cd ../OSMBright/ carto project.mml > OSMBright.xml Whenever I enter ...
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Squared shield inside polygon with sides parallel to those of polygon

On the picture below there are white polygons which represents buildings. Inside white polygons are blue shields which represents frames for building (house) numbers. Is there a way to make sides of ...
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Shields File Containing Shield Images

Is there any file that contains already made shield images that are frequently used and comes with the installation of TileMill, or is there any page I can download it from. Link would be ...
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Creating squared halo instead of circular in TileMill?

Is it possible to style a halo around text that has a square shape instead of a circle? If not, what are the alternatives to make a "halo" around number angular, in a shape of a square? Software I am ...
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Squared halo instead of a circular ? How can it be done? [duplicate]

In TileMill is it possible to style a halo around text that has a square shape instead of a circle? If not, what are the alternatives to make a "halo" around number angular, in a shape of a square?
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Tilemill/PostgreSQL Connection refused Error

I have been trying to set up a MBTiles Export using PostgreSQL 9.2 and the Latest version of Tilemill. According to the postgreSQL Logs, I am receiving an error, and I cannot figure out why. I have ...
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Using GDAL Convert .SHP to GEO TIFF in Command Line Python [duplicate]

I have dozen Shape files (.SHP) with Georeferenced. I need to convert to GeoTiff or other format that GDAL primarly gdal2tiles.py to convert to MBTiles format. All I want is convert the .shp files ...
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Tilemill: Render a raster only where a shape layer is underneath

I'd like to mask a raster to only those areas, where there is a shape layer underneath. To be more precise: I have a land layer and a hillshading on top and I only want my hillshading to appear on top ...
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How can I show timezone in TileMill?

I downloaded data from Natural Earth Data and added it to TileMill (git revision 8044976 on Mac) I downloaded raster data, borders, cities, airports and timezones. However, the timezones show only a ...
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CartoCSS: raster custom transparency color value?

In QGIS (and probably other GIS tools) you can style a raster layer such that certain pixel color value(s) will be rendered as transparent. In QGIS 2.6, this can be set in Layer Properties -> ...
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What OSM information to use for low zoom levels to get a style similar to MapQuest

I am building an outdoor map of Europe. Everything looks pretty nice when zoomed in. But when I am zoomed out, my map looks pretty boring. Most parts are white. In low zoom levels I display polygons ...
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How to make text hover in TileMill

In Tilemill, I have a #layer that consists of a CSV with 3 columns: [Name], [Latitude], and [Longitude]. I have plotted points using the latitude and longitude, but I would like to have the Name of ...
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Distance between waterway labels in CartoCSS

How can I manage distance between waterway labels (names of rivers) in cartoCSS?
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Tilemill Queue Configuration?

I'm rendering about 104 projects on TileMill-v0.10.1 Windows 8.1 x64, by default TileMill will run 4 at a time, unfortunately if I run more than one at a time then project.failed file always becomes > ...
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Legend & Teaser tilemill didn't show

i have to make map using tilemill, using tilemill i can add a legend to the map like this : but, when i try to show the map with google map, i export it to *.MBTiles. I can show the map.mbtiles ...
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How to fix “Detected out of bounds geographic extent”

I hope someone can help me to solve this problem. i want to make a map with TileMill v.01, when i try to add layer using shapefile (i use QGIS to edit *.shp file) or postGIS i always get error ...
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Custom fonts in Tilemill

I'm trying to add a custom font to my OSM Bright project in TileMill. I've followed instructions here: Tilemill use custom font and have found where in the palette.mss file I need to add my font, I've ...
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Tilemill and GeoTiff not working together

Loading in a geotiff with projection of EPSG:4326 isn't fully rendering: The original: The original in Tilemill: When using gdalwarp to change the projection from EPSG:4326 to EPSG:3857, ...
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Error with TileMill and OpenStreetMap Carto project

I have been trying to load the OpenStreetMap carto project in order to export tiles for use on our in house GIS Server. I have followed all the instructions up to loading the osm xml into postGIS and ...
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Keeping file paths when converting cartocss to mapnik style

I am using Tilemill to edit a map style (mss) which is then exported for mapnik (xml). The problem is that although I specify the full path to my layer sources (e.g. shapefiles) when I export the ...
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Rendering thumbnails of a GPX track with my own tiles as base layer

I created my own Map using Tilemill. Now I'd like to display thumbnails of a GPX track where my map is the base layer. Do you have any idea how to do this performantly? I wrote a script that does it ...
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Implement Leaflet search box for 370,000 points stored in PostGIS served as raster tiles

I have built http://opentrees.org. It's a TileMill/PostGIS/Leaflet stack with raster tiles and UTFGrid interactivity. I'd like to add a search box, so users can search for a feature – trees in this ...
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How to make interactive OpenStreetMap layers in TileMill?

If I'm reading the UTFGrid spec right, you can only have 65,501 different interactive features. Or more precisely, every feature needs a unique ID in the range 0-65501. TileMill uses UTFGrid for its ...
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How do I take a contour .shp file and create a separate layer for each elevation?

The end result is to have a .dxf file in which each different elevation resides in a different layer. If at all possible I would like to be able to do the organizing in tile mill, or through some ...
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develop rooftop solar radiation potential from 3d buildings model (3dm)

Need to create solar cadastre without having LIDAR data. Have 3d buildings model in .3dm (150 000+ roof surfaces, 500 000+ facade surfaces unmapped, dtm 15x15m) with a lot of multipatch geometry ...
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How to restrict the number of symbols in feature name in CartoCSS?

I make a tourist map with CartoCSS in TileMill. There are several zooms and I would like to show markers of the objects on 15 zoom and their labels (names) on 16 or 17 zoom. If the number of symbols ...
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SVG patterns in Tilemill/Mapbox Studio

I'm working on a project that requires custom styles for lines, similar to that in Mapbox's line-pattern-file example, but I keep running into an issue where my custom line symbology looks suboptimal ...
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How can I create map tiles for an irregular shaped area, like a state?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, OSM in a Postgres database, and Tilemill to style and export to a mbtiles files. How can I generate tiles for an irregular-shaped (not rectangular) area. For example, if I want ...
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CartoCSS problem with zoom levels - polygons are turned off

Can someone help me where could be a problem with CartoCSS rule below? I'm not able to see "school" polygons at z11-13 though rule seems to be written correctly:>>> [zoom>=11][zoom<=15]. Polygons ...
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Imposm does not create planet_osm_* tables

I'm trying to follow the Tilemill OSM-Bright tutorial on a fresh install of OSGeoLive 8.0. I followed the instructions in the tutorial, and when I run tilemill, it can't access planet_osm_polygons. ...
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Visualize regular grid as TMS

I have a regular grid of points with wind values with a distance between the points of approx. 300 m. I would like to visualize this and get a TMS (with TileStache) as a regular grid of arrows ...
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TileMill Shield Size

I'm trying to set my shields on the map which contain only image (I don't want any text at all - only img). I can't change size of img. I tried markers too but I can't get them orientated like ...
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Problem with label and shield spacing function in Tilemill

It seems for me, that the biggest value for label-spacing and shield spacing function is only 300. and when I'm trying to set bigger values for them nothing happens. Can anyone say if smb has the same ...
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Marker icons overlapping street names in Tilemill

I'm new to CartoCSS and I'm trying to properly add subway markers on a map using Tilemill and OSM data. My problem is that some street names stay behind my marker icons : I have add ...
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Tilemill render specific z x y tiles

I own a tilemill project executed in command line. I want to update an specific tiles in order to avoid to reload the entire mbtiles file. Too much CPU time. I see in tilemill documentation the ...
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Y-coordinates offset in Tilemill

I own a project created with TileMill in SRS 900913. The data source is a Postgis database with the same SRS. When I'm loading the file generated with TileMill (mbtiles) in QGIS and I'm putting under ...
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CartoCSS Expression for shield-name

Is there any way to use a regular expression to filter a string when using CartoCSS expressions? I have geojson of some ways and route relations I obtained using Overpass Turbo. When creating a new ...
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white outlying tiles in GeoServer MBTiles layer

I've been working on this issue for a while, and have found a workaround, but would still like to put the question out there. I have been using TileMill to create tile sets for a polygon, outside the ...
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Flow direction CartoCSS

I'm working on a TileMill project essentially displaying freight routes. The original shapefile contains a origin city and a destination city (and a path between both cities). When I apply a ...
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Rendering specific tiles (by x,y,z) using TileMill

I'm playing around with an idea for reducing the size of my tilecache (inspired by this FOSS4G talk: http://vimeo.com/106873780. The main idea is to define a set of tiles related to a bounding box, ...
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TileMill: inset line with negative line-offset property value produces strange artifacts

I'm trying to create an inset line in TileMill within a polygon using a negative value with the line-offset property. However, it looks like the a line's cap doesn't get shifted, causing strange ...
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How to create projects in Tilemill Ubuntu Web service?

I have set up Tilemill on a Ubuntu server and successfully accessed it from browser using TILEMILL_HOST:20009 I have already uploaded planet_osm data to postgresql/PostGIS DB in the same server ...
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serving UTFgrid information made with mb-util with leaflet

I've created the mbtiles file with tilemill and exported it on my ubuntu webfolder with the following command: mb-util --scheme=xyz /folder/tile.mbtiles /var/www/html/my-tiles To get utfgrid ...
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How to get started webmapping with xyz-tiles and Geoserver?

I´m starting to explore the possibilities of web based map presentation. Therefor I have a basic question in understanding. After reading a bunch of tutorials, could a workflow work like this? Style ...
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Reduce building size in tilemill

I am designing a map of very densely populated area in Tilemill. I am using OSM building data. Due to having a lot of buildings it is very difficult to differentiate one building to another. Is there ...
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Created custom tiles, added tile bounds to leaflet but it's still trying to load tiles outside of boundaries

I created custom tiles in TileMill with latitude/longitude boundaries of: -89.8235,43.3377,-89.5952,43.4741 I added those tiles into the map and set the tile layer's bounds attribute, but Leaflet ...