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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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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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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How to select a line from a osm shape by osm_id

I'm using TileMill to make a map, but I can't seem to be able to format a specific item with a specific osm_id via mss. I have a shape file added as a layer #line: Then, in the features list of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TileMill Exports Failing

I'm having trouble exporting my map in TileMill (v0.10.1). I'm using OSM Bright with a PostGIS database connection to import OpenStreetMap data. When exporting an SVG or PDF through the user interface ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using nginx to serve tiles

I created a map in Tilemill, exported to mbtiles, and created a cache of tiles using TileStache. Until now, I have been using Apache as a reverse proxy for TileStache to serve the tiles, but I'm ...
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Points of interest

I am using OSM Bright carto template for rendering my own OpenStreetMap data. When I imported data with osm2pgsql I specified sytle openstreetmap-carto. Points of interest (amenities) are in ...
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Hosting Tiled images

I want to publish tile images that extracted using the MBUtil. I have the images but don't know what to do next! i.e. is there any open source way to publish them? and how?
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Live serving tiles from Tilemill: Easiest way?

I have set up Tilemill on a Ubuntu server and I have imported OSMBright as a starting point. In general it seem to work good. I have imported the planet file (took a long time but now it is done and ...
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How to Create Polygon drop shadow in TileMill?

How to Create Polygon drop shadow in TileMill? I need to create a drop shadow for my building polygon in TileMill. Any ideas?
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Tilemill use custom font

I want to use the font Air Soft Condensed heavy in Tilemill. I placed the font file Positype-AirSoftCond-Heavy.otf into the font directory of my project: ...
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How to import SRTM data for the whole planet into TileMill

I need to get SRTM elevation data for the whole planet into TileMill. I already walked through the instructions on Steve Bennett's blog and it worked fine for small areas. The problem is now that for ...
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Importing multiple GeoTiffs in TileMill

I am a software engineer that is very new in the geo world. So excuse my ignorance if this question seems simple or if terms I use are totally wrong. Problem: I have been tasked with taking multiple ...
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Geojson not rendered with Mapnik

I am trying to generate a tile with Mapnik with a GeoJSON. The stylesheet.xml with the part to render the GeoJSON is the following: <Style name="cities" filter-mode="first"> <Rule> ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...