Add MapBox Streets or a custom map as a base layer.
This TileMill plugin adds a custom map as a reference layer to your TileMill projects.
This reference layer will be visible while designing & previewing a map, but will not be included in any exports.
The plugin should be available from the Plugins panel in TileMill.
You can also install it manually by cloning this repository into your TileMill plugins directory.The plugins directory for TileMill is located at
~/.tilemill/node_modules. It will not exist if you have not already installed a plugin. So you may need to create it yourself. You can create the plugins directory and install this plugin manually like:
mkdir -p ~/.tilemill/node_modulescd ~/.tilemill/node_modulesgit clone https://github.com/mapbox/tilemill-reference-layer.git
Note: This plugin is not tested to work with other plugins.
If you have a custom tileset available elsewhere, you'll need a TileJSON service to describe this map. You can use the URL of this service for the Reference Layer field.
Design a map with a transparent
Upload your map to Mapbox
Add your map to a composite with your map
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