Tuesday, May 28, 2013

TileMill and MapBox

Publishing a map on the web can be accomplished through many different ways and programs.  Costs, ranging from free to expensive, are mostly based on the popularity of the map (i.e. number of views) as well as how much information is stored to create the map.  Performance of the map can also be a key component to cost.

MapBox, a website, and it associated downloadable tool, TileMill, are a great way to create a visually appealing, interactive, and quickly deployable map.  The fully interactive map is available here. The map below works correctly in Firefox.

A screenshot below shows the TileMill program with an example of easy coding on the right-hand side.  If you decide to give TileMill a try, be sure to check out its Crash Course!
Screenshot of TileMill

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