I have created a Vector tile server using TileserverGL/Tessera. I have exported a few MBTiles layers through Tippecanoe. I must have to use Multiple MBTiles. Then I have designed the map through a JSON file. Now I want to create a similar design Raster Tile Server. How can I get a Raster MBTiles with a similar design?

  • What design specifications did you create in the JSON file?
    – whyzar
    Jul 8 '19 at 13:47
  • Mapbox Studio format (Style.json) not in carto CSS Jul 10 '19 at 9:16

Tricky but works,

You can merge multiple mbtiles to single mbtiles file then

use: tileserver-gl {filename}.mbtiles to serve mbtiles as pbf

(can launch multiple tileserver with different files but will need to configure that in your style)

for pbf to raster:

docker run --rm -itd --name rastermap -v $(pwd):/data -p 9090:80 klokantech/tileserver-gl -c config.json --verbose

config.json as:

"styles": {
    "basic": {
        "style": "Style.json",
        "tilejson": {
            "type": "overlay",
            "minzoom": 0,
            "maxzoom": 23

where Style.json is your style file.It must contain pbf source as new lanched mbtiles tileserver.

  • I have merged different mbtiles but the problem is higher zoomscale. Few of my tiles have maxZoom 13, few have 18. if I join all those mbtiles have 13 zoom scale doesn't appear after 13 zoom scale Jul 30 '19 at 7:58
  • BTW, I was following the same approach either. Jul 30 '19 at 8:00
  • @Devils Dream for the problem with higher zoomscale you can use github.com/TileStache/TileStache where the different layers can have different mbtiles sources ,then all layers merged into one composite layer. Jul 30 '19 at 8:38
  • If I use TileStache then what will be the procedure to reproduce the raster from Vector Tiles? Jul 30 '19 at 8:41
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    @Devils Dream In Style.json you can add source of pbf tiles as tilestache host url and then followed by pbf to raster. Jul 30 '19 at 8:46

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