Self-Hosted Vector Tiles

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  • planetiler

    Flexible tool to build planet-scale vector tilesets from OpenStreetMap data fast

    I built planetiler ( for this purpose. The output up to z14 is ~80gb and depending on how big of a machine you have it takes from 30 minutes up to a few hours - no DB required, just java or docker. If you are only going to z11-12, it should be quite a bit faster/smaller.

    Brandon from Protomaps is also helping add pmtiles output natively to planetiler, so you won't need a conversion step afterwards!

  • tippecanoe

    Build vector tilesets from large collections of GeoJSON features. (by felt)

    I'm the author of a few of the tools mentioned in this post!

    A convenient new development is instead of using tippecanoe -> go-pmtiles to create PMTiles archives, you can now output .pmtiles directly:

    tippecanoe -o bks2.pmtiles mainroad.geojson ...

    This is available in Tippecanoe ( v2.17 and later.

    Thanks to Felt ( for supporting this open source work.


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  • incubator-baremaps

    Create custom vector tiles from OpenStreetMap and other data sources with Postgis and Java.

    I will mention Baremaps [1] and its OpenStreetMap demo [2]. Baremaps can be used to import data in Postgis and serve vector tiles efficiently. Its developer mode, featuring live reload capabilities, makes it easy to customize vector tiles and integrate third-party datasets into the base map.



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