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I need a Tile Server to use in another application (Traccar) that will work on a Windows machine without a network. However, I saw that to make this work I would need a Tiled Map and a Tile Server. As I don't have any experience with anything like this, I looked for tutorials that could help me, but I couldn't. After several attempts I decided to look for help.

Note: I used QGIS to generate the Tiles, but the format generated is OSM, and apparently it is not necessary to use on the Tile Server.

So, could anyone recommend a tutorial or a way to make this happen?

Edit: Traccar needs the link in the format like this http://domain.com/tiles/{z}/{x}/{y}.png or http://domain.com/tiles/{z}/{x}/{y}.

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  • Welcome to GIS SE. This is a problem-solving site. For tutorials you can search google. So you can only ask for the solution of the problem.
    – Padmanabha
    Jan 31 at 15:57
  • But I have a problem, and a big one. As I said in the notes, I even managed to create it, but when I generated the file in QGIS it returned the file in OSM format and I need it to return something like this: domain.com/tiles{z}/{x }/{y}. Jan 31 at 16:06
  • And I tried to Google it too, but I found it all very confusing. What I achieved was creating an Apache server to host the Map Tiles. Jan 31 at 16:08
  • Re the "I used QGIS to generate the Tiles" comment - I'm guessing that something went wrong. I've not used it but gis.stackexchange.com/questions/14087/… suggests it should work. Feb 9 at 10:15

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If you absolutely need raster map tiles in a format such as http://domain.com/tiles/{z}/{x}/{y}.png then the "least amount of work" answer is probably either:

  • Using WSL and in there installing a minimal Debian or Ubuntu and then following this guide.
  • Using Docker and then following this.

You'll then want to use render_list or something that calls it like render_list_geo to create an initial set of tiles to show.

Once you've got an "initial set of tiles" you can use a native Windows webserver to serve them (or possibly even the filesystem; if Traccar uses something like Leaflet internally then it will support this.

The challenges with this approach include:

  • Lots of small files might use lots of disk space or other resources (inodes etc.)
  • You'll need to make sure that whatever's in the VM or Docker is "self-maintaining" and doesn't eventually fill whatever container it is in.

Despite being 7 years old, the answers here are also worth a look at.

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