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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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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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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Stack - Mapnik, TileMill, OpenLayers, GeoExt

Would this work as a stack for serving webmaps with the basic GIS viewer functionality (pan, zoom, layer switching, info popups)? Apache Web Server Mapnik to serve the geo-data (TileMill to Style ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to style a GeoTIFF in Tilemill?

I'm trying to create a "heatmap" style visualization from a number of geopoints and values associated with them. I have been following along with this blog post. I've got a CSV file of points like ...
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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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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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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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Map from Mapbox as layer in OpenLayers

I want to use this map from mapbox as base layer in OpenLayers: http://mapbox.com/#/tileset/iraq I used this example to make it work. Everything is fine when I keep the code as it is with original ...
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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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Tilemill (Carto) code for styling multiple features from a single layer

How can I more efficiently write this piece of code which aims to style two features in my streets layer (major roads and major road ramps) the exact same way. #tor_centreline [FCODE=201200] { ...
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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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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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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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How to render overlapping bus trips as one route from OSM?

I would like to create bus map for my city from OSM data. I imported data into Postgresql with osm2psql and I can render routes with Mapnik. But the problem is that same route ref is shown multiple ...
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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 reversing land and water at high zoom levels

I tried asking this over at MapBox's support forum and got no help. I am trying to generate a map of Northern france using Tilemill and this set of land polygon data from openstreetmapdata.com (the ...
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OSM line labels in Tilemill

I'm learning to use Tilemill to map Toronto OSM street data. I've added osm2psql data from http://metro.teczno.com/#toronto. When turning on road labels for the line file, I find that I'm getting ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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making choropleth maps using PostGIS Windows

i read an article on chicago tribune blog about making maps, it consist on "making choropleth maps using PostGIS, TileMill, Mapnik and Google Maps" on Mac environnement, my question is how we can ...
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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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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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When I publish a layer(shapefile or postgis) with TileMill, 200 meters moves

I hope someone can help me. Not if you know the TileMill application I'm working with her to publish layers look more beautiful. Well, first I have posted directly loading the shp file., But when ...
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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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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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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 do I make text show up on top of Markers using Carto in TileMill

I'm attempting to place intersection markers on a trail map. Each intersection has a number. I can't seem to get the text show up above the marker. If I use the opacity, I can see the text is ...
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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 ...