TileMill-a nice map maker

Perhaps you have not heard of TileMill, but should also have understood Mapbox in it. Mapbox abroad very good map making and sharing a website, while TileMill they use open source software produced by a cartography and map publishing software. Foreign foursquare, slate, etc. also have to use the online map services they provide. Map slices services not only on the page, and also supports running in different environments such as mobile phones and IPad.


The TileMill is based on Mapnik, node.js, backbone.js, express and CodeMirror several open source software to build up, look at the open-source stuff is still very powerful, but we rarely willing to use them, and better than commercial software much worse. Its source build can go look at the address on github: https://github.com/mapbox/tilemill. Mapnik map rendering the, node.js and backbone.js map display, the language of the map with map Carto various layers of the map with map style and design, and css very similar, but more than the previous mapnik xml convenience and readability is much better. TileMill main features are as follows:

  • 1、 support for ESRI, Shapefiles, KML, GeoJSON, GeoTIFF, PostGIS, and SQLite, the data source.
  • 2、 the new version support the loading and display of raster data of a large amount of data to support the shadow of the mountain hypsometric functions.
  • 3、Support data query, that is, the attribute data of the browser.
  • 4、support for color design on the map Electroanatomical mapping and CSS Stylesheet Language (than the xml a lot easier)
  • 5、Support svg icon of truetype font style, based Mapnik (mapnik2.0 out a lot stronger)
  • 6, support the tooltip map, pictures, charts, utf-8 the Grid (not quite understand the technology), custom information prompted
  • 7, support, publish directly to Mapbox and friends to share your maps produced.
  • Cartographic tutorial

Map mapping mapping the subjective visual experience to the production of the map tutorial on in Mapbox website has been provided, and in great detail, interested to make a map of their own can refer to the steps of the site, download TileMill to produce their own. Tutorial: http://mapbox.com/tilemill/docs/guides/add-shapefile/. Phase for ArcGIS and other enterprise-level mapping software, TillMill is a very good application of civilians, through which you can create a very good map, the cartographer a good choice. Hope to see more beautiful map out more based on TileMill production.

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