In this tutorial we will be making a laser cut wooden map using open data from Vancouver's Open data catalog. The Vancouver open data catalog has many different shape files that can be used, in this tutorial we will be using the coastal and public street data.
You can use this tutorial to make maps of any city that you have the .shp file for. The Github repo has files for some other major city.
I first learned of TileMill and Open data maps from a talk that Denim And Steel
Video version of the tutorial. http://youtu.be/V_0t9ctAAbE