|Platforms||macOS, Linux, and Windows|
Mapnik webfrontend for custom mapstyles
TileMill is a design environment developed by MapBox for cartography, constituting Mapnik as a renderer, CartoCSS as a stylesheet language, and a locally-served web interface with node.js as a server and based on Backbone.js for the client. Since version 0.9.0, the web server is wrapped with a native GUI on all supported platforms.
By default TileMill renders to an MBTiles file, an SQLite bundle of tile images that enables compression and faster transfers. PNG and PDF output is also supported for static maps. Mercator is the main supported projection.
By 2015, TileMill was no longer under active development by Mapbox, which replaced it with Mapbox Studio, an online system that uses vector tiles. The Kosmtik project launched as an actively developed alternative to TileMill. In 2016, Mapbox transferred management of the TileMill project to a community of volunteer developers.
- External Guides:
- The Insanely Illustrated Guide To Your First Data-Driven TileMill Map
- TileMill: Open Source Map Design (video)
- Tutorial how to install a database to feed Tilemill with raw OSM data working on Windows7.