I'm using GeoServer version of and installed plugin for MB tiles, now I want to know how to generate MBtiles after installing the plugins.


I would suggest not to use geoserver to publish mbtiles. there are many other softwares that can do same very easily. I would suggest go for tilemill. but here is list feel free to explore.


  • But if you already have a WMS, and you also want to offer MBtiles, why set up another service? – nmtoken Jul 2 '19 at 11:47

You should read the full documentation before going into production, but the short answer is you change the format parameter of your WMS request to be format=mbtiles.

If you need to produce a larger set of tiles then you probably want to explore the WPS mbtiles service.

  • Thanks iant, where should i change the format parameter? – Mohamed Ashraf Ali B Jul 13 '15 at 9:27
  • in the getmap request you are sending the server – Ian Turton Jul 13 '15 at 9:28
  • am sorry iant,Can you explain in detail,am new to this,where i have to change anything in .xml file? – Mohamed Ashraf Ali B Jul 13 '15 at 11:52
  • localhost:8088/geoserver/wms? request=GetMap &service=WMS &version=1.1.1 &layers=topp%3Astates &styles=population &srs=EPSG%3A4326 &bbox=-145.15104058007,21.731919794922,-57.154894212888,58.961058642578& &width=780 &height=330 &format=image/mbtiles &tileset_name=topp%3Astates &min_zoom=0 &max_zoom=5 &min_column=1 &max_column=2 &min_row=1 &max_row=2 &zoom level=1 &column=2 &rows=2 &gridset=EPSG:4326 – Mohamed Ashraf Ali B Jul 13 '15 at 13:00
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    please read the documentation - format=mbtiles – Ian Turton Jul 13 '15 at 13:21

This is the right request for generating mbtiles from geoserver :


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