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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Greek labels in tilemill

I have a shapefile with greek characters. When i import it in tilemill, they appear unreadable. Is there any way to show them properly?
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TileMIll FileGDB Annotations

Now that TileMill (specifically TileMill-v0.10.1-291-g31027ed) supports FileGDB https://www.mapbox.com/blog/tilemill-adds-support-for-esri-filegdb-format/ ...Is it possible to add label annotations ...
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How to ensure that Tilemill interprets my postgis query as intended?

One of my layers (a postgis query from my local osm2pgsql database) is being translated incorrectly in Tilemill. The query is attempting to select the way, the area of the polygon, and the sport=* ...
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Carto CSS variables

Does anyone know whether it's possible to use a variable within an attribute selector. For example I define my variable at the top of the file: @lowZoomMax: 9; And then reference it as follows: ...
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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 set tolerance value of ST_Intersects query in TileMill?

I want to place river names in Tilemill. I use "text-dy" to displace label from the center line of a river. But for labeling polygonal rivers, names extracted from lines are used too. So at a small ...
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Query data without opening up database?

I have a bunch of polygon data that I want users to be able to sort/filter based on certain criteria. I have the data in a CartoDB table, and can pretty easily use some SQL calls to achieve what I ...
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GEOTIFF not showing up in Tile Mill

All: Forgive any lapses in terminology here, although English is my native language, GIS most definitely is not, and I am totally lost. Basically, I'm trying to convert a GEOTiff to a mbtile. I ...
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How to convert a PNG tile set into the Mbtiles format

I have exported a folder with PNGs tiles and I want to convert them into Mbtiles format to use with Mapbox (maybe via TileMill?). How can I do that? Is there a convertor where I can specify the ...
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How to define Z dimension on table with PostGIS for import in TileMill?

I'm trying to reproduce the idea behind this blogpost from Mapbox, but with other data, for example the ne_10m_populated_places_simple dataset from Natural Earth. By adding a z-dimension to the data ...
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Export to Mapbox (TileMill) from PSD (or SVG/PNG)

Newbie question: I designed a map (not Earth-related) in Photoshop and I want to use something like Mapbox to serve the map and make it dynamic (bounding boxes, zoom in/out, etc). How can I go from an ...
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Projection problem? — OpenLayers, Drupal, and MapBox

I've installed OpenLayers in Drupal 7 and created a view that pulls geofield data for a "Geography" vocabulary (states, tribes, and U.S. jurisdictions) and shows points on a map that I'm storing on ...
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What is the best way to host mbtiles?

What is/are the best way(s) to host mbtiles? I have tried: hosting on my own server with tileserver.php: this works and is very straighforward and simple to set up, but doesn't seem to be super ...
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Some text-sizes of labels are not working in TileMill

I am using TileMill to create some offline tiles. Currently I have problem that some of the text sizes are not working and they are displayed as weird signs. Do you have any idea what could be wrong? ...
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How to add title to mapbox <iframe> embed

I am embedding a map I made in Tilemill/Mapbox onto a Wix website. Items of the map such as legend, title, and description are not automatically included in the embed. I learned how to add the legend ...
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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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CartoCSS detect odd vs even for use in labeling conditional

I liked the part in the advanced label styling about randomly asigning a 0 or 1 to control label placement and then using as a conditional #labels { text-name: "[name]"; text-face-name: ...
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Labeling in TileMill with CartoCSS - Add line break between variables

I am labeling some points in TileMill using CartoCSS. The labels are a composite of two variables text-name: [NAME]+' '+[TYPE]; The rule above inserts a space between the two variables. How can I ...
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Edit legend Tilemill legend items

I am trying to edit my legend in tilemill to add a "Note". What I did was essentially copy the legend-source code to do this. However, I would like the line spacing in the "Note" section to be ...
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How to add title in TileMill/Mapbox map

I have successfully made a legend and teasers for a tilemill map. However, I don't know how to add a title and don't see a function for it. If I wanted to add a title, how would I do that? Thank you, ...
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How can I assign multiple classes to a layer in TileMill?

In my TileMill project, I have my-class that is assigned to most of my layers. I also have my-other-class that I want to assign to just a few of those layers. I tried assigning 2 classes using a ...
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Can I make tiles with all countries but one transparent?

I would like to have one country in a given style and all other countries in another grayed out one. But styles should be changeable in the production webmap, so I need them to be independent of each ...
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Not all features available in OSM exports in TileMill

I'm using TileMill and OSM Bright to style an OpenStreetMap for hiking. The problem is that OSM Bright does not import all the OSM features for styling. I believe it's possible to add features in the ...
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TileMill: How to access geojson properties with CartoCSS

When trying to display a geojson layer in TileMill, is it possible to access the 'properties' of each feature? My geojson looks like this: "type": "Feature", "geometry": { ...
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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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Styling/Selecting based on a hstore column in TileMill?

I have added an OpenStreetMap dump file to PostGIS using osm2pgsql --hstore (and the default osm2pgsql style file). I have added and opened up this to TileMill. Is there anyway to style the map based ...
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How to add hyperlinks & embedded images to TileMill / Mapbox Tooltips?

I have a shapefile I am styling in TileMill; which will be imported later into a Mapbox webmap as MBTiles. There is an attribute field for each feature in the shapefile that contains a link to an ...
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Tilemill OSM Bright Installation problems

I followed the OSM Bright installation guide and patiently imported germany as osm data into tilemill (→ see here: ...
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command line alternates for softwares like tilemill, maptiler

tilemill works just fine for my needs but , i want to do the whole process on command line . since new geotiff files are going to be added in my project, and i need to automate this whole process . ...
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Trying to create an app with an editable layer for iOS users, confused on next step!

I've recently started an app mapping project in which the end goal is to allow a user to have an editable layer on top of an already existing map. I'm trying to do this with open source information ...
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Memory requirements to use TileMill efficently

When trying to run TileMill with OSM Bright all I get is a "code 3" error, which apparently stands for "out of memory" error. I'm trying to work on France, but I could restrict the work on one region ...
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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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Targeting capital cities only in Tilemill/CartoCSS

At a specific zoom level in my Tilemill map, I want to only show capital cities, and hide all other cities. What data set could I use which will provide me with information oh whether a city is a ...
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TileMill raster-colorizer

I am trying to use the raster-colorizer in Tilemill (v0.10.1) but it is giving me an error. I did set in the advanced section the band to band="1". What else do I have to do in order to use ...
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Tilemill misses parts of motorways from PBF

I have a problem with importing data from PBF format. See the pictures below. This happens at all zoom levels, which is really annoying. osm2pgsql -d gis -U postgres --style openstreetmap-carto.style ...
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Make new Tilemill map match default Mapbox label styles

I want to make a map in tilemill that matches the way that labels are displayed in this example, down to the countries that get labels at each zoom level, which country gets abbrev. vs. full title, ...
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Print City Map in High Resolution with TileMill (OSM Data)

I'm rather beginner in Print Map and GIS. I'd like to print the map of my little city using the data in OpenStreetMap. I've got an environment(local) with OSM DataBase and I'm using TileMill to ...
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Generate Map Tiles in Lambert Conformal Conic Projection

I have a question for you. I. I am trying to do the following: - Render map tiles for my given area in the Lambert Conic projection (EPSG:3347) for a select number of levels - Take the rendered ...
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Why does my map look stretched out?

I've decided to give this map design thing a go - I downloaded the USA counties shapefile from National Atlas, exported them to SQLite from QGIS, and then linked the SQLite file in Tilemill, and this ...
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get zoom levels from mapnik xml (MaxScaleDenominator and MinScaleDenominatcanor)

I exported styles from .mss in Tilemill to mapnik xml, and tried to parse it, but I don't have zoom leves as filter, just MaxScaleDenominator and MinScaleDenominatcanor. How can I convert this ...
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Using Tile Mill and GeoJSON

I am trying to use Tile Mill and GeoJSON layers to have an image appear within a tooltip but it is not working properly. The process I go through to get the GeoJSON: 1) load .shp into QGIS 2) save ...
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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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GUI tools for PostgreSQL/PostGIS?

as a cartographer I work with TileMill to visualize geodata. I installed a local PostgreSQL server with PostGIS and osm2pgsql. Everything works fine. Anyhow, I am new to working with servers and the ...
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Generate hillshading with GDAL, and respect nodata

I'm still trying to nut out this problem of merging overlapping geotiffs. From the original dataset (here, a 20m resolution digital elevation model of the state of Victoria), I have reprojected it ...
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Styling river charts with TileMill - issue with filling a polygon made of disjoint line segments

I am trying to style inland river charts produced by the Army Corps of Engineers. I imported the vectors into Postgres, and I’m using TileMill to style the data. I am having trouble correctly filling ...
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Any experience with OSX and Mac OSX Maverics using OSGeo? [closed]

There is a new Apple Release of OSX called Mavericks and my questions are: Will GDAL run? Will QGIS run? Will Tilemill run? Will Mapnik run? Also are there any known issues? A similar question ...
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Drawing 2 points at the beginning and the end of the LineString

I have LineStrings in a GeoJSON files, in example: ...
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Automatically download and merge webmap tiles into one big image?

Is there an easy way to download a bunch of web map tiles (in /z/x/y.png format) and stitch them together into a single large image? I could probably script this using ImageMagick, but would prefer ...
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Tilemill: set max extent for export

Is it possible to set map extent to be displayed on mapbox ? If so could you pls send mss example ? Regards, Jorge Vidinha
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How to refer KML style inside TileMill

The following KML file contains paths with style and name tags: example. <Folder> <name>Pedestrian</name> <Style id="style-Pedestrian"> ...