I would like to use custom styled tiles for quite a small area. I know there are general solutions like mapnik or mapbox but since I am really only interested in showing tiles for one forrest, is there a way to pre-render those and but the resulting png's on a static assets-server?

How would you go about this? Setup a local OSM-Server, crawl mapnik for that area and dump the data yourself? Or is there a tool/cli-option for this particular use-case?


The easiest ways would be either using Tilemill (works standalone and offline) or QGIS with the QTiles plugin. Both allow you to render your tiles.

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    An easy other way/software for small area could also be Maperitive (basically it allows you to render tiles from an OSM extract without the "extraction in database" step). – mgc Feb 6 '16 at 20:16
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    Thanks for the tilemill-tip! For anybody else here trying to do the same thing: export as MBTiles and then use mbutil to convert that to simple png's that can be directly accessed via leaflet or something like that – Sven Feb 8 '16 at 19:15

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