We’re now only weeks away from launching version 0.9.0 of MapBox’s open source map design studio TileMill, which will run natively on Windows for the first time. This means that TileMill will now be a one-click install on three major computing platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, and Ubuntu Linux.
TileMill running natively in Windows 7.
The goal here is top notch performance. With a native port to Windows nothing can stand in the way of the blazing rendering speeds that TileMill is capable of when given full reign of the hardware. Watch the preview video of TileMill 0.9.0 on mapbox.com/windows and sign up to be notified when it’s ready for download.
Based on operating system usage data, the TileMill community will be growing very soon:
is an ecologist turned hacker at Mapbox. After working in conservation science, plant ecology, and high altitude mountaineering, he began hacking on open source GIS tools to improve the maps made by environmental organizations.
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