I tried to change the background color of a map in zoomlevels greater than 11, but


had no effect. Is there an other way in CartoCSS to change the background-color for different zoom levels?

  • Think you can only control different colours if it is a layer (point,line,polygon) not the static background. – Mapperz Sep 19 '13 at 2:44

I found a workaround: I created a polygon covers the whole world in GeoJSON and added it as layer #backgound.

    "type": "Polygon",
    "coordinates": [
            [-180, 89.9],
            [180, 89.9],
            [180, -89.9],

now i can use this polygon as background

#background {

I encountered the same issue and found another solution: global-pattern.

  • Welcome to GIS@SE .. It would help if you described your solution for future readers .. Best Regards – Mark Cupitt Oct 28 '14 at 12:30

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