I had created the tiles from shapefile using qtiles plugin in QGIS and that shapefile layer is a label layer created using MMQGIS plugin. But the thing is I want that tiles with transparent background. Can anyone shed some light on this?

Update: I already tried with layer properties 'transparency' along with qtiles 'transparency' it didn't worked well. The generated tiles were not clear.


Yes, you can set the "background transparency" to 0 which will make QTiles render PNG tiles with transparent background if applicable by your styles.

  • where is the "background transparency" property located? I have found the "layer transparency" but this will set the entire layer transparent, and not only the background. – Gil Epshtain Mar 20 '18 at 12:14
  • In the QTiles dialog. – inc42 Mar 20 '18 at 12:38

I had completed this activity using TileMill to generate background transparent tiles with the help of CartoCSS.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.