Step-by-step instructions for making maps
This crash course walks through how to design custom web maps in TileMill. It will help you quickly get familiar with the basics of map design with TileMill, from importing and styling your data to designing and sharing your map.
This guide focuses on the core functions of TileMill and links to documentation throughout for more advanced and specific techniques in map design. Start here for an overview of TileMill. If you have any questions along the way, start a discussion with our support team.
What we’ll cover
Adding tooltips and legends
Making your map interactive and adding a legend is critical to communicating your data. Here we show how to add tooltip interactivity and legends to maps. The Project Settings documentation offers more advanced details on this.
Exporting your map
Maps made in TileMill can be shared quickly and easily in a number of formats. Here we show how to export an interactive map to the MBTiles format for uploading on the web. See our Exporting docs for an overview of all supported exporting formats.