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The traceback tell you that the shapefile could not be parsed. The first things to check are: In stylesheet.xml the datasource is defined by: <Parameter name="file">data/world_merc.shp</Parameter> Be sure that this shapefile is located in this path in your computer. Be sure that the mapnik shapefile plugin is well installed by doing: $ ...
This tool is an option if you use ArcGIS. You can style a map any way you please (including with transparent background* and zoom levels/logic) then export that map to any assortment of tiles. http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=f7bc5db184034f5f9938112dcaa88e69 *note that you should set the export settings to "PNG with Transparency" for this type of ...
TileMill works with GeoTIFF at least: https://www.mapbox.com/tilemill/docs/guides/reprojecting-geotiff/
This is not a default solution, as usually everybody uses plain raster maps (TMS or WMS), so IMHO there is just a hand full of people (mapbox) who can help you to setup this solution (even at http://help.osm.org but call me wrong). Sorry, but I guess you need to find out on your own how it fits together :( https://www.mapbox.com/blog/vector-tiles/ For other ...
You can try to look at the list of OSM apps for iOS. As far as I can see, the only recent open-source application with vector map support for iOS is navit.
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