Tuesday, February 7, 2012

TileMill: Open Source Mapping Now for Windows

TileMill is built on open source libraries (Mapnik, node.js, backbone.js,express and CodeMirror) and uses CSS styling with its map styling language Carto to render beautiful online maps. For an idea of what you can do with TileMill, the Chicago Tribune demonstrated some of its capabilities in its Making Maps series using PostGIS, Mapnik, TileMill, and Google Maps. Demos of TileMill in action can also be viewed on MapBox’s Maps page.

TileMill can now be used natively in Windows with the latest release. The release of TileMill 0.9.0 also includes a new plugin system: “TileMill UI can now be extended and modified using standalone, JavaScript plugins.” The new release also includes many fixes and updates including shipping with a desktop app client instead of requiring a browser.

TileMill has also released a crash courseto help new users walk through using the open source application. The course reviews:, Importing a basic spreadsheet, Styling a basic point map, Adding tooltips and legends, and Exporting maps and sharing them on the web.

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