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You may try to get parts you need from OSMAnd (it's opensource) https://github.com/osmandapp/Osmand You may use https://getyourmap.com/ (there are free usage plan)
This issue happened due to an error in my configuration of renderd in /usr/local/etc/renderd.conf. Parts of the configuration file looked like th following snippet: [renderd] socketname=/var/run/renderd/renderd.sock num_threads=4 tile_dir=/var/lib/mod_tile stats_file=/var/run/renderd/renderd.stats ;[renderd01] ;iphostname=::1 ;ipport=7654 ;num_threads=4 ...
In your case I would recommend to set up a WMS service using mapserver or something equivalent, and then requesting tiles from the WMS endpoint. http://mapserver.org/ogc/wms_server.html This is a very flexible approach, as on the backend you do not need to worry about the exact TMS tiles definitions (indices and bboxes etc). Instead, let the frontend ...
As per Michael's comment - I went back and retested QGIS 2.8.2. After downloading GDAL development versions (2.1.0) and setting QGIS to use these instead of the bundled ones, I can use the Natural Earth projection.
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