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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Mapnik/Tilemill: Align or orient a Marker along a Line, such as a Gate

In Mapnik (actually Tilemill), using OSM data, I'm trying to draw a gate across a way, such that the gate is perpendicular to the road. But the gate always gets drawn with the same orientation, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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label placment in multipolygon with cartocss (Denmark, Greenland)

I am rendering an interactive world map with Tilemill and I have the problem that the country name for Denmark is placed onto Greenland. This is because Denmark is represented as a multipolygon with ...
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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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How to compute parameters for QGIS Affine transformation?

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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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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Adding 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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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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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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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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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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How to use external CartoCSS/mss within JavaScript?

I am using CartoCSS to style features in a run-time CartoDB layer (as opposed to a pre-made visualization) but it gets messy doing this within JavaScript: sublayers: [{ cartocss: '#initvisitedfws ...
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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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Using Mapbox Studio (aka Tilemill 2) to create a self-hosted map

What would be the neccessary prerequisites to run a map/tile-server (serving raster tiles) using an exported vector source and tm2z-styleset? Has anyone set up a working environment for that? Is ...
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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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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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How do I mask a raster in TileMill?

I've tried just about every single TileMill compositing operation on the vector and raster layers in question, and I have to admit that I can't figure it out: How the heck can I mask a raster with a ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...