When you're happy with your map styles. Compile them to mapnik XML with carto:
Get and install the NorxVM
- Before doing anything. you need VirtualBox and the NorxVM.
norxwith the VM's IP (probably your localhost if using vagrant: 127.0.0.1) to
- User and password to the NorxVM is available on NorxVM's github page
Create Mapnik XML
npm install -g carto carto <project>.mml > mapnik.xml
and copy the resulting file into the VM:
scp mapnik.xml norx:/…
Editing with Tilemill
- Download Tilemill and install
norxwith the VM's IP to
- Clone this project in your Tilemill project directory (~/Documents/MapBox/project on a OS X)
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:bengler/norx_tilemill_simple.git
- Run Tilemill and choose the Norx-project
- Wait… (check your system-monitor to see that it is working. This can take minutes)
- If everything works you should be able to edit and style the map.
Playing with hill shade, slope shade and color-relief in tilemill (advanced)
These files are BIG!
- Copy the tiff-files from your VM after generating them (see the vm's readme) to your local disk
- Create a layer in tilemill and choose your local file with the shading.
- Set SRS to
+proj=utm +zone=32 +units=m
- Click Save & Style
- Arrange your layer in "Layers"
- To get a good effect add
comp-op: multiplyto your layer in the style editor. Raster opacity goes form 0 to 1. And other good
- Check the CartoCSS referance for more styling options
- Read the Tilemill guides
- NOTE! If you copy your new mapnik.xml back to the VM with shading-tif, you need to manually referance the tiff-files to the correct path on the VM.