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Ok so I'm trying to load an image as a point on a blank map canvas. Earlier I tried loading an image as a background using:

Map {
    background-image: url(somefolder/someimage.jpg);

This worked but I got the same image repeated ad-infinitum. So someone suggested loading the image as a point. I made a CSV file with lat and lon of zero and added a new layer, I attempted to load the image using the same relative address as before:

Map {
    background-color: #b8dee6;
#pointlayer {
    point-file: url(somefolder/someimage.jpg);

But nothing shows up with this method. Can anyone shed some light as to whats going wrong here? Is the background hiding the image? I've tried flushing the cache.

asked 27 Jul '12, 14:08

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edited 27 Jul '12, 19:59

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Does it work with the default styling? See if a red dot shows up (it does for me, TileMill 0.10.1, Mac OS X). If it does, your CSS or jpg is at fault; if it doesn't, your CSV is at fault.

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answered 20 May '14, 22:09

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If you are sure that the image file is on the right path, you can try to use the point-allow-overlap: true command.

#pointlayer {
     point-file: url(somefolder/someimage.jpg);
     point-allow-overlap: true;
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answered 27 Jul '12, 18:27

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