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Latest Status - Feb 23, 2019

General Info

TileMill is a modern map design studio powered by Node.js and Mapnik.

  • TileMill is tested on Linux with Node 8.11.3 LTS, and on MacOS 10.14 with Node 8.15.0 lts/carbon
  • TileMill currently only works in server mode, there is no standalone GUI. Your browser is used for the interface.
  • There are no native packages provided. Installation requires cloning this repo. See details below under Installation.
  • Tilemill should theoretically work on the Windows platform, but it isn't tested.


  • Mapnik > v3.6.2 (but may work on earlier versions)
  • Node.js: (earlier Node.js versions may work, but are not tested)
    • Ubuntu: v8.11.x
    • OSX: v8.15.x lts/carbon
  • Protobuf: Ubunto: these need to be installed: libprotobuf-lite and protoc


Quick installation instructions for OSX:

git clone
cd tilemill
nvm install lts/carbon
nvm use v8.15.0
npm install
npm start

Full Installation instructions can be found in the TileMill Documentation.

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