I'm using gdal_translate to convert TIF files to GeoPackage and MBTiles. The geopackage/MBTiles are uploaded to MapTiler Cloud. They upload to MapTiler Cloud even if they are not "clean tileset" from MapTiler Desktop.

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However, there are errors with the zoom levels

  • Geopackage 0 to 5
  • MBTiles 20 to 20

These are the script I used

TIF to GeoPackage

gdal_translate -of GPKG -oo ZOOM_LEVEL=13 input_3857.tif output.gpkg

TIF to MBTiles

gdal_translate -of MBTiles -oo ZOOM_LEVEL=13 input_3857.tif output.mbtiles

Is there a way to convert a TIF to a GeoPackage/MBTiles that is 100% compatible in MapTiler Cloud just like if it was converted via MapTiler Desktop?

  • What kind of errors do you get? Are your MBTiles and GeoPackage OK with QGIS?
    – user30184
    Commented Mar 24, 2022 at 7:56
  • No errors, the gpkg/mbtiles are uploaded succesfully but they are problematic due to the zoom level. Yes, both show up in QGIS.
    – BallpenMan
    Commented Mar 24, 2022 at 11:43
  • Could you make a clear comparison about how the problematic things are in the GDAL and MapTiler versions?
    – user30184
    Commented Mar 24, 2022 at 12:11
  • The gpkg/mbtiles made via gdal_translate have problematic zoom errors when uploaded to MapTiler Cloud. The former has 0-5, the later 20-20 so they're useless. The gpkg made via MapTiler Desktop has correct zoom levels and usable when uploaded to MapTiler Cloud.
    – BallpenMan
    Commented Mar 25, 2022 at 3:20

1 Answer 1


if you want to be 100% sure of the compatibility, use MapTiler Desktop. The other solutions might vary in output and MapTiler is not able to guarantee that their internal settings will comply with MapTiler Cloud requirements at all times. If you are a MapTiler Cloud customer, please reach out to me at [email protected] with further details and we can discuss what solution would be the best for you.

Jiri MapTiler Support

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