I created my own tileserver under ubuntu 12.04 as described here:


now I want to serve the tiles as vectors, I found this: https://github.com/mapbox/mapnik-vector-tile

but I dont know if I can use it right now. I installed the dependencies but when building the make command does not work at the installation because make: * No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. is shown.

  • Your make error message indicates that you are in the wrong directory. You need to switch to the one where the Makefile is located.
    – scai
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 7:53
  • the directory wasnt switched, so I think there was a previous error and because of that the makefile wasnt created.
    – foobarbaz
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 11:15

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This is not a default solution, as usually everybody uses plain raster maps (TMS or WMS), so IMHO there is just a hand full of people (mapbox) who can help you to setup this solution (even at http://help.osm.org but call me wrong). Sorry, but I guess you need to find out on your own how it fits together :( https://www.mapbox.com/blog/vector-tiles/

For other aproaches at this topic, see https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Vector_tiles AFAIK none of them is ready to use ...

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