I know of setups that display sets of Mapbox Vector Tiles packaged inside a .mbtiles file in a webmap (e.g. http://osm2vectortiles.org/docs/getting-started/ ).

But as part of some experiments I currently have a single Mapbox Vector Tile and need to preview it (as an image) to check its contents.

Does anyone know of a way to do this?

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If you use QGIS, there is now a plugin called Vector Tiles Reader which should do what you want:

Vector tiles reader which supports server connections, MBTiles file and other sources


In QGIS 3.13, you can read the vector tiles directly as a normal layer. Just drag and drop the mbtile/pbf to

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