Tiled map layers are an important part of the digital mapping stack, since Google and others introduced their slippy maps quite some time ago. There’s a huge ecosystem of (open source) software for creating and hosting tiles for your custom mapping project. In this tutorial, I want to share what I learned while setting up a tileserver for our projects at Geolicious.
Are you back from holiday? Maybe you switched from Casale Monferrato, Piedmont and have used the map of Monferrato Landscapes. If you were lucky, you see a new update, I’ve made ten days ago, otherwise I invite you to go to review … but before I tell you how it was created.
The new Mapbox Studio was unveiled and we want to give you a first tutorial to master the installation, understand the GUI and create your first map.
Some days ago NASA has released “Black Marble”, an image of the world by night, a combination of photos taken by a new satellite. Its name was chosen according to the “Blue Marble” image, released several years ago. I like this very much and I decided to make a nice map from it in Tilemill and publish it here. If you want to know how I did it, read on.