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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Choosing intervals for a map of race in the United States

I'm creating an open map layer of race in the United States using Census Data. This layer will be publicly available in the near future as "Justice Map". The goal is to help others create maps using ...
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CartoCSS different background colors of Map element

I tried to change the background color of a map in zoomlevels greater than 11, but Map{ background-color:@water; [zoom>11]{background-color:@water*1.05;} } had no effect. Is there an other ...
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Free cartographic texture resources

I've been trying without success to find free textures to use in TileMill. I'm looking for fairly simple, abstract textures, like a dotted pattern (to indicate national parks). Are there any well ...
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Smooth, not simplify, lines features in PostGIS

I'm trying to automatically generate paths to place labels on that follow the shape of rivers, 4wd tracks and other very windy lines. At first I thought the st_simplify() function was the answer, but ...
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Find and destroy duplicate OSM multipolygon/polygons in TileMill/PostGIS

In OpenStreetMap there are sometimes multipolygons where attributes are present on both the polygon and the multipolygon relation, such as the Grampians National Park: ...
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Tile server with dynamic mapnik rendering, caching, and pre-emptive rendering

I've been making some pretty (but computationally expensive) tiles with TileMill and I'd like to serve them up. First, I served them straight from TileMill. Every tile gets rendered dynamically, ...
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Can TileMill be used to create Paper Map from OpenStreetMap source?

I would like to know which software is the best for making paper map from osm source. Is tileMill good for that ?
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Tilemill + metro.teczno.com

I downloaded the Milan shape files from metro.teczno.com and I imported these into tilemill. Exist any cartocss file to define all layers created by shape file? Or need to be created from scratch ?
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How to render GPX files in TileMill?

I want to show a number of GPX files in a TileMill map. Here's the process that I thought would work: gpsbabel -i gpx -f "$myfile" -o kml,lines=1 -F "$myfile.kml" Add as layer in Tilemill, style ...
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Tilemill reversing land and water at high zoom levels

I tried asking this over at MapBox's support forum and got no help. I am trying to generate a map of Northern france using Tilemill and this set of land polygon data from openstreetmapdata.com (the ...
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How to copy a layer in TileMill?

I've been learning to use TileMill, and I want to be able to copy a layer. I especially want to copy layers connecting to an SQLite or PostGIS database in order to avoid having to type in multiple ...
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How to visualise “distance from amenities”?

I'm interested in calculating for every point the distance to the nearest amenity of each of a certain number of types (train station, supermarket and so on). I think the calculation will be ...
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Automatic four-colour (political boundary) rendering with PostGIS

This is probably a long shot, but is there a way to automatically select colours for neighbouring regions using the four colour theorem, in PostGIS? The data I'm using is suburb boundaries in ...
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Get latest tiles from TileMill's tile server in Leaflet

My leaflet app gets the tiles from TileMill's tile server in the standard way: L.tileLayer('http://<myip>/tile/SteveCountryVic/{z}/{x}/{y}.png', { ... }); These tiles are often old, not ...
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how to improve poi visualization in tilemill

I have imported all points of interest (POI) from database to TileMill. The distance between the POIs are a few meters. Thats is why its became ugly looking map. Is there any option that will ...
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Where to store geodata to be layered over an OSM tile map?

I'm working on a project for which most data can come straight from OSM. But some data is not relevant to OSM and will need to be stored separately then layered over the top. Probably the tiles will ...
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Making Tiles - Varying the Zoom Level by Population Density

I want to create map tiles for all of the United States at high zoom level (12 or 13). I am using TileMill and mapping census tracts (income). However, I only need the high zoom level for populated ...
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Is there a Carto CSS Gallery which also contains code?

I am currently exploring the usage of CartoCSS and TileMill in one of our projects. I have seen the impressive gallery available at http://www.mapbox.com/tilemill/gallery/ The gallery looks ...
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How do I convert from SLD to Carto CSS?

I have a bunch of layers and corresponding SLD's running a WMS service. I was exploring the possibility of shifting to a TileMill's tile based TMS service. For this, I would like if it were possible ...
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Adding multiple layers to Tilemill from a single sqlite DB

This is a repost of a question I had over at the MapBox support board. Since I wasn't having much luck over there, I'm hoping I would have better success here. I'm having trouble adding more than a ...
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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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Incorrectly Projected PostGIS data in TileMill

When I bring PostGIS data in EPSG:900913 into TileMill, my layers end up on other continents. This is my workflow: (1) Save shapefiles in QGIS to EPSG:900913 (2) Import the shapefiles using PostGIS ...
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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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How to label points with two lines in tilemill

I am designing a map in Tilemill. I want to label my POIs with tow lines. If I am using text-wrap-width:1; then its breaking the labels with each word as a new line. Such as if the label is "One ...
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Why is osm road data showing up with lines radiating from a point?

My openstreetmap data has artifacts that I can't seem to get rid of. It is showing the roads underneath the artifacts so I know that the query is working at least partially. The data is from ...
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How to get the coastline from OSM?

I've successfully imported all data for Sweden to my PostGIS database. Right now I'm designing my map in Tilemill with OSM Bright as base. But I've got a major problem: where is the coastline? Right ...
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trying to use mbtiles as a OpenLayers.Layer.TMS

I am modifying the opengeo MapBoxSource plugin. The plugin is able to render MapBox Mbtiles into a openlayers TMS layer. I am modifying the plugin so that it will render my own tilesets served from ...
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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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Tilemill Dynamic Tile Generation

I have recently used Tilemill and I wish to implement it for dynamic tile rendering.As I've seen an CartoDB doing in cloud system,they can query & generate dynamic tile for request with UTFGrid. ...
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Refer to zoom level in TileMill expressions

Is it possible to do something like this: #ways[highway="trunk"] { line-color:#c99; line-width:@zoom/10; } Obviously that example doesn't work. Is there another way to do arithmetic expressions ...
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How to automate export in Tilemill?

I have installed Tilemill to export my map as mbtiles,and I used mbutil to export as PNG images & UTFGrid.So forth,I have a Tilemill project with MSS(Carto) files.Now the data source is going to ...
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Is there any way to use mbutil on windows?

I have used mbutil on ubuntu. Its a very handy tools. I am curious that is there any way to use it on windows 64 bit machine. If there is a way please help me to do so. Thanks in advance.
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MapBox import from TileMill gives only 1 layer

This is my first time using MapBox and I'm trying to import a map from TileMill. The map has 11 layers, in TileMill, but when I import it directly to MapBox, it only seems to have a single layer. It ...
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How do I fix out of bounds geometric extent error?

I'm new to GIS, and I'm roughly following the instructions here: http://mapbox.com/tilemill/docs/guides/postgis-work/ to try and import data I obtained from here: ...
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Tilemill label and Shield are overlapping, how can this be solved?

I am trying to use tilemill labels and Shield together for my road designing. But there is a problem with that. Please see the following image for better understanding. The shield is ovarlapping the ...
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Tilemill Shield placing not working

I am trying to put road No in the shield with tilemill .mss. Here is the code I used. #road { shield-file: url(C:\wamp\www\shield.png); shield-name: [ROAD_NO]; shield-face-name:"DejaVu ...
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Tilemill Styling Multiple feature Overlap some data

Please see the following Image. I am using a single feature layer for road. Now I using the following code #roads { [ROAD_TYPE = 1] {line-width:8; line-color:#194536;} [ROAD_TYPE = 2] ...
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Is it possible to add arcgis-server services or ArcSDE datasets to Tilemill

Our web design department wants to use mapbox/tilemill to create webmaps for our public websites, but all our data is made available through ArcGIS-server or ArcSDE. Is there some way to use these ...
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Where is the reference for functions available in CartoCSS

I'm playing with Tilemill and i see that for some properties, like marker-transform, i can use functions. I want to use rotate() which takes 3 arguments (i learned this by inputing just one so it ...
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Open Source GIS Problem [closed]

I am new at open source GIS platform. I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I have tried to install the followings but without 2-3 tools I could not install anyone. Can any body help me how can I install the ...
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Tilemill Index problem

I have created my own customized tile. Now I am facing some problem with its indexing or naming convention. I am giving an clear example. I have taken an area where 6 tiles were created. In Google ...
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Are there tools to directly import QGIS projects into Tilemill?

Now that there is a tool to convert an MXD to Tilemill, one must then wonder if the ability to open QGIS documents in Tilemill will ever exist.
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How to label lines in Tilemill?

I am designing my map with tilemill. Now I am struggling with data visualization. I would like to visualize the road name like the 1st image instead of the second image. I have loaded the data source ...
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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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Where I can find world terrain data?

I need free terrain data for the whole world which I can import into TileMill. Is there some source where I can download them? Thank you.
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Why is my shapefile not visible in Tilemill?

I have 3 layers of vectors (shapefiles) that I've loaded into Tilemill. However, nothing is visible in Tilemill. What am I doing wrong, and what should I do to get my map to show up? This is part ...
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Add a mbtiles file to TileMill

is it possible to add a mbtiles file as TileMill layer? Thank you, Andrea
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QGIS custom CRS for map of manufacturing shop floor

I'm working on a web app that shows a map of a manufacturing plant's shop floor. I've built it in Inkscape and QGIS, but when I try to load it into Tilemill, I get a CRS error. Specifically, it ...
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Add TMS layer in Tilemill

is it possible to add a TMS layer to TileMill to compose a map? If yes, how is it possible to do it? Thank you very much, Andrea
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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 ...