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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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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Coloring polygon based on date using TileMill/CartoDB?

How would you color a polygon/line/dot based on a date? The colors would be a pre-set list. I need the area to update its color based on the current (or given) date. I would be using tilemill or ...
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How to run tilemill remotely via the web interface (ubuntu)

I have set up tilemill on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine using the commands: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:developmentseed/mapbox sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tilemill service tilemill start Now ...
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What do cartocss attachments along filters mean?

I'm exploring openstreetmap-carto style and I wonder what does such syntax mean: [natural = 'water']::natural, [landuse = 'reservoir']::landuse, [waterway = 'riverbank']::waterway Is this ...
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How to turn off caching of fill patterns in TileMill?

I'm using CartoCSS in TileMill and png files on disk for filling polygon symbols with patterns. polygon-pattern-file: url('sprites/yard.png'); The display is ok the first time, but when I change the ...
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How to use a Geojson layer as a background mask?

I have some Geojson neighborhood shapes that I am using to create a small multiples chart. They are like this: I want to give them backgrounds for the area they represent. I want the streets and ...
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TileMill: How to mask layer without loosing background

I have a large geotiff with elevation gradient which I want to use to colour my map. However the coastal line of the geotiff doesn't excacly match my shapefile so I want to mask it. The problem is ...
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TileMill for Windows

After hours and days of trying to build TileMill from source on Windows, I'm more than frustrated. Is there anyone willing to share his/her up-to-date TileMill for Windows with me? I tried to build ...
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Generate MBTiles from xml

I need to generate hundreds of MBTiles from different shapefiles and same styles, so I created a xml from tilemill with a single shapefile and styling, using python landez library to generate MBTiles ...
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NASA SRTM: precipitous contour lines in TileMill

I was trying to make a nice looking print map of Bali (Indonesia) in TileMill. After creating a terrain layer (using this walkthrough) I noticed that the island's coastline was precipitous. Is ...
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Download mapbox default style as tiles

I need to have the tiles of a small city as PNGs. The style should be the same as in https://www.mapbox.com/editor/? Can I export the map there for a certain bounding box to tiles (or mbtiles)? I have ...
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Performance issues Tilemill with PostgreSQL and large datasets

I have a Tilemill project the size of europe. I developed my style-sheet by using a smaller dataset (size auf Austria) and everything was perfect. But now I did apply the same styles to my big europe ...
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How can I use data from PDF map?

I have a map over Sweden with plenty of data represented as circles of various sizes. The map is saved as PDF from Illustrator, fully editable. I wonder if there is any way I could get these circles ...
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TIleMill multiple design feature of the label road

Does TileMill have possibility to design features/labels in my case based on more than one command? I have this carto CSS code #mainroad_label[type='primary'][zoom>13], { text-name:'[name]'; ...
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Tilemill: Re-Export failed tiles after export

My Tilemill exports (MBTiles) tend to fail quite often lately... (Resume Tilemill MBTiles export after crash a bounty is waiting for anybody who helps me there btw ;-) ). We kind of solved the problem ...
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Custom style a particular road using CartoCSS/TileMill/OSM

For a particular city, I want to make the label for its main street labeled as prominently as Motorways. i.e. although this road would normally only be labeled from about zoom level 15 and up, I would ...
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Easy way to render TileMill tiles in retina mode with Leaflet?

I have a few quick little map websites that run straight off TileMill, without pre-exporting. They usually have code like this: L.tileLayer('http://example.com:20008/tile/MyMap/{z}/{x}/{y}.png', ...
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TileMill Reference Layer Plugin doesn't work w/ non-MapBox TileJSON

Has anyone been able to get TileMill's reference layer plugin to work w/ a TileJSON definition? In its description, it says it can work either with a mapbox map id or a tileJSON url. I've tried it ...
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Add GEOJSON layer in tilemill EACCES symlink Error

I'm trying to add a GEOJSON layer to Tilemill [ Version 0.10.2 (v0.10.1-293-g697c86c) ], installed on ubuntu 14.04. I've confirmed that the ID used is unique and attempted to load the file into my ...
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How to edit layers which are using via OSM Bright in Tilemill

How could i edit a map which is edited via OSM Bright in TileMill? Layers are in TM added via PostGis. OSM Bright it's simply built according to informations here. I need delete some roads also delete ...
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Conditional styling and expressions using modulus

I'm trying to style a contour shapefile in TileMill with all contour lines divisible by 100 bolder than others. Can I use expressions in defining a condition? The following example of course does not ...
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Resume Tilemill MBTiles export after crash

Is there a way to resume a Tilemill export (MBTiles) after it has crashed? Today I just got the following crash: FATAL ERROR: Evacuation Allocation failed - process out of memory This was just a ...
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How can i resolve problem with bounds for export?

How could I set up bounds in TileMill if i don't want to upload the country around? I simply want to upload my created island in TileMill to Mapbox. Is there a way to do it? I am using OSM Bright for ...
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Where to find Vietnam administrative level 4 shape file?

I am new to mapping, and would like to make a custom map using Vietnam's administrative boundaries shape file. I found a great source at gadm.org, but it is licensed for non-commercial use only. I ...
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Generating full planet tiles from OpenStreetMap data?

i am tested using two scenarios, 1) First, i am used switch2osm for tile rendering. its good it handles many things. But it takes long days to pre-render all tiles and it takes huge memory ...
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Rotating labels in cartocss with controlling the rotation basepoint

I am trying to rotate multiple text labels in cartodb/cartocss. I am offseting each label so that they appear to be stacked using text-dx and text-dy. Using text-horizontal-alignment: left; and ...
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Attribute table in Tilemill - incorrect informations

I was editing OSM shapefile in ArcGIS 10.1. I have added new column to attribute table. Type of columns is "text/string". So content of the lines is only text (type of polygons). After adding this ...
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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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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 (and fix out of memory problems)

I have a project in Tilemill (based on OSM-Bright) that covers Europe and also displays Contour-Lines. My problem is that the performance of Tilemill is pretty bad when displaying the contour lines ...
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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, PostGIS, etc

I have created an OpenStreetMap server using the guide Manually building a tile server (12.04). It's very good and works like a charm. I have also been able to add a new theme using TileMill and ...
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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 2

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 ...