I'm getting this error:

Exception: Requested format "PNG" does not match tileset format "png"

I am using RedHat Linux 7.5 (RHEL7.5).

I have setup GDAL 2.4.0 with following options while configuring:

./configure --with-sqlite3=yes --with-spatialite=yes --with-ogr=yes

I have also setup gdal2mbtiles from github. gdal_translate is showing MBTiles and PNG -raster format in this command:

# gdal_translate --formats

I converted my tiff file to mbtiles file format with this three methods:

(1) Method-1

# gdal_translate my_dataset.tif my_dataset_1.mbtiles -of MBTILES

# gdaladdo -r average my_dataset_1.mbtiles 2 4 8 16

(2) Method-2

# gdal2mbtiles my_dataset.tif my_dataset_2.mbtiles

(3) Method-3

Manually using TileMill. The converted file is my_dataset_3.mbtiles

TileStache server setup info.

  • TileStache configuration file.
  • Configuration file has following content.

I have also tried this option in this configuration.

"path": "file:///tmp/stache"

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Accessing the tile.

  1. Start server
# cd /opt/TileStache/

# python2 scripts/tilestache-server.py

I have also checked with python3 that I have in my system. Same error.

  1. Access the tile.

While serving first two files, it shows this error:

# python2 scripts/tilestache-server.py 
 * Running on (Press CTRL+C to quit) - - [25/Jul/2019 10:29:07] "GET /tile1/0/0/0.png HTTP/1.1" 500 -
Error on request:
Traceback (most recent call last):

File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/werkzeug/serving.py", line 303, in run_wsgi

  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/werkzeug/serving.py", line 291, in execute
    application_iter = app(environ, start_response)

  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/TileStache-1.51.14-py2.7.egg/TileStache/__init__.py", line 393, in __call__
    status_code, headers, content = requestHandler2(self.config, path_info, query_string, script_name)

  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/TileStache-1.51.14-py2.7.egg/TileStache/__init__.py", line 266, in requestHandler2
    status_code, headers, content = layer.getTileResponse(coord, extension)

  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/TileStache-1.51.14-py2.7.egg/TileStache/Core.py", line 443, in getTileResponse
    tile.save(buff, format, **save_kwargs)

  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/TileStache-1.51.14-py2.7.egg/TileStache/MBTiles.py", line 270, in save
    raise Exception('Requested format "%s" does not match tileset format "%s"' % (format, self.format))

Exception: Requested format "PNG" does not match tileset format "png" - - [25/Jul/2019 10:29:08] "GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1" 400 


  • The 3rd tile converted using TileMill is served as expected but remaining ones converted using first two methods shows above error.
  • I need to convert hundreds of tiff file to .mbtiles format and that is not feasible with TileMill hence I have only two options, the 1st and 2nd method.
  • Does any one have successfully converted tiff to mbtiles format and used TileStache server to serve it without above error.

I am not able to deal with the error it prompting me while serving the mbtile tiles.

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