A tutorial on how to create, upload and publish map tiles or MBTiles on Amazon S3 using MapTiler software.
Before rendering, the MBTiles option has to be chosen.
When your map is finished, you can easily upload it to Amazon S3. Just click on the “Cloud” icon.
You need to paste your Amazon Security Credentials, type a name of your bucket, which has to be always unique and click on the “Start Upload” button.
When your maps is loaded, you can proceed to your hosted map by clicking on the link.
After that, you will see your map as an overlay of various web viewers. You can also get to the source code and easily embed it into your website or check tutorials, how to open your maps in Quantum GIS, Arcgis or uDig.
Managing of the tile hosting is integrated witin MapTiler, use manage button to delete individual maps or delete all maps from Amazon. It is possible to upload multiple maps to the same place and it is a way faster than the standard S3 uploaders.
To enhance the speed of loading the maps, it is possible to set the default bucket region in the settings. Go to the menu MapTiler - Settings .
And choose the bucket region that is most close to your visitors.
For command-line options for hosting on Amazon S3 see the MapTiler manual.