Tutorial on QGIS + TileMill 2

Part II – Import earthquake.txt (csv) to Tilemill

First Download the document from http://www.columbia.edu/~ih2240/dataviz/earthquake.txt

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  • Main toolbar
  • Map preview
  • Editing tools
  • Stylesheet editor

Step1: Create a new project – Earthquake

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Step2: Get to know the code editor

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  • Active stylesheet tab
  • Inactive stylesheet tabs
  • New stylesheet button
  • Line numbers
  • Text area
  • Color palette

Step3: Import Fonts and Change Background to light grey #eee

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Step4: Add A New Layer

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Step5: Load Earthquake.txt and “Save & Style”

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Step6: Check the new layer “eq” and its styles on the editor

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Step7: Styling the size, w.r.t Magnitude

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The legend code is:


<span style=’color:#fcccd8′>▉</span> Magnitude 2.5-3.5 <br />
<span style=’color:#f01d52′>▉</span> Magnitude 3.5-4.5 <br />
<span style=’color:#ad0b34′>▉</span> Magnitude 4.5-5.5 <br />
<span style=’color:#5d061c’>▉</span> Magnitude 5.5-6.5 <br />


Step 8: Export to a format you want and specify the bounds.

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Credit: Lara Aniskoff at UMASS  & Mapbox Tutorial


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