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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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 ...
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How do I know when to use a map server or a tile server?

I'm new in GIS tech and I still have some questions about GIS. I wanted to know why to choose a map server (mapserver, geomap) instead of a tile server (tilestream, tilecache or tilestache) + tile ...
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small difference in projection between tilemill and postgis

I would like to create a world map with interaction on continents created directly from a postgis database. For the moment, I have a POSTgis database with the data. I created a background with ...
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TileMill shows black lines around raster layers

I've taken a large number of raster images and added them to TileMill. Everything has worked great. The problem that I am seeing is that TileMill adds a small black line around each layer. I know that ...
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Quantum GIS Affine

I have a vector floorplan (DXF) that I've added to a blank project in QGIS using the Dxf2Shp plugin. I've been reading tutorials and StackExchange threads, but I can't seem to find out how to ...
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Options for a historic Web Map?

EDIT: I'm an intern at a small local history museum. We have a budget of $0. Project overview: I've got a bunch of old paper maps. When I say old, I mean 1800s and up. They've been scanned into ...
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XYZ Layer in Open Layers has Missing Tiles

In Open Layers I'm having a missing tile problem where it generates a missing link icon and a pink background. I found several threads including this one saying to add this code ...
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Show transparency after adding transparent MapBox layer to Open Layers (Openlayers)

I'm new to tile set maps. I am trying to add MapBox layers that I made in TileMill (and have sitting in my MapBox Hosting account) into Open Layers. I have successfully added a non-transparent layer. ...
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How to get started with map overlays and tiles

I have put quite some time into doing my own research and know in theory what i want to do and some of the steps involved in doing it but I wanted to put this question out to ensure i'm not going in ...
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Overlaying a mbtiles tile layer produced with tilemill over another layer maintaining transperency

So using leaflet, I'm overlaying my base tile layer as google satellite imagery. I want to overlay another layer (Mbtiles layer) produced with tilemill over this satellite layer. I was successful in ...
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What's the difference in using OpenLayers and Mapbox?

Hey guys I found this tilemill to develop WebGIS application using MapBox. I wanted to know how is it better than OpenLayers and if I have to develop which would be a better options to go for, as I ...
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How can I setup a simple web mapping system?

I'm new to mapping and GIS and I'd like to setup a mapping system to display informations on a map, I think the following could work but I'm not sure how good it is.. 1- I store my data (lat, lng ...
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Empty preview map Tilestache Mbtiles

So, I generated a map on tilemill and exported the mbtiles file. I've setup Tilestache, and all required dependencies. I tried the OSM preview provided by default which worked fine. When I tried to ...
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Offline satellite map of a specific area for an iOS app

I have a client that wants an offline satellite map as part of an iOS application. The map is of a specific area and needs to be able to be loaded without a connection. From my research I'm pretty ...
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How to keep web map from displaying content from 2 zoom levels at the same time?

So I'm making a web app with a map that combines several layers (and dynamically toggles them off & on). I've made these layers in TileMill, exported them to .mbtiles files, and I'm serving them ...