Is it possible to use a MapBox style as a tileset? I would like to add the style as a tile layer in QGIS.

I can access tiles from my tilesets in a browser.


When I substitute the tileset map id dbauszus.9ezmpldi with my style map id dbauszus.cilusj60s00scc3lwa30nys2b I get {"message":"Tileset does not exist"}.

Is there any way to request tiles directly from a style?

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This seems to be quiet easily possible now.

https://api.mapbox.com/styles/v1/dbauszus/cilusj60s00scc3lwa30nys2b/tiles/{z}/{x}/{y}?access_token={my access token}

I am 100% sure that this is a new feature which wasn't on my dashboard two months ago.

Great work MapBox. :)

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I think you might be able to accomplish this by including your Mapbox username within the url. Documentation for the Mapbox API can be found here. The format for the URL should be:

http://api.tiles.mapbox.com/v4/{username.id}/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?access_token={your access token}

This example shows off using QGIS and Mapbox.

Hope this helps!

  • The example shows how to add a tileset. This is not the problem. I can access tileset as shown in the post. The problem is with accessing tiles from style, not a tileset. Apr 5, 2016 at 13:46

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