Advanced vector tiles generating

The basic flow for simple vector tiles generating in a few steps is described in this how-to.

In MapTiler Desktop, you can do more advanced operations with vector tiles. For example, you combine more data sources into one. Testing data used in our example can be found here and here: export them in any Geospatial data format. Drag and drop these two or more vector data into MapTiler Desktop or load them. In the case of this datasets, there is no need to set the coordinate system or change geographical location.

In the next step, you can mix more layers together or create a new one which is a combination of selected inputs. Creating a new output layer is possible by clicking on the Add button in the bottom left corner. Here are also buttons for renaming or removing layers in your output file. Don't be afraid to experiment, the default settings can be restored by clicking on the Reset button.

If you create a new output layer, you need to specify which inputs it will include. Select the output layer on the left and click on the Add button in the top right corner to add new input. Here you can add more than just one input layers to your output layer. 

Each input file consists of a set of attributes. They are listed in a table form on the right. You can Add new attribute, Remove one or more or edit by clicking on them. 

On the right side, you can also find settings for zoom levels for which your data will be rendered (zoom 0 means your data will be rendered and visible on the map even if your users zoom out to the whole planet level. Rendering more zoom levels gives you an opportunity to easily manipulate with your final file and decide later when your data will be visible, on the other hand, it increases your rendering time and final file size).

When you are finished with manipulation with input data, render your data to the desired format.

Now you can start using your data directly. However, for better readability, we recommend to style them. This is an easy task if you upload them to MapTiler Cloud in the MBTiles format. For more information, read the separate how-to.

Hosting is possible on our MapTiler Cloud or any other public or private cloud or your own server.

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