Tilemill gwu-wboykinm

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A quick tutorial for using the Tilemill cartography platform

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Tilemill gwu-wboykinm

  1. 1. Mapping Data to the Web: A Primer for Tilemill & Mapbox
  2. 2. TileMill sits at the intersection of GIS and Cartography
  3. 3. of the web (in code and design)
  4. 4. i.e. this:
  5. 5. not this:
  6. 6. built to bake up a whole batch of speedy tiles
  7. 7. high performance & high interactivity
  8. 8. mapnik: High-quality, web-standard map rendering
  9. 9. available on windows, mac, linux
  10. 10. free and open (free as in speech AND free as in beer)
  11. 11. Download:
  12. 12. Fire it up:
  13. 13. #b8dee6 =
  14. 14. #4a7370 =
  15. 15. Map { background-color: #4a7370; } #countries { ::outline { line-color: #85c5d3; line-width: 2; line-join: round; } polygon-fill: #fff; } This stuff is called CartoCSS , and it looks like web CSS
  16. 16. Grab some open data and get started D.C. Census Tracts: http://db.tt/wNnjCNzK
  17. 17. Supported input formats: - ESRI Shapefile – GeoTiff - PostGIS- SQLite - CSV- KML - GeoJSON
  18. 18. Supported output formats: - Static Images: -  PNG / JPEG -  SVG / PDF - Dynamic Tiles -  MBTiles (SQLite)
  19. 19. customize!
  20. 20. Support Channels: Twitter: @mapbox Freenode IRC: #mapbox support.mapbox.com
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