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    How to zoom/change scale

    Jacob Christensen · 2 · Last reply by Jiri Komarek


    How can zoom/change the scale of the MapTiler desktop client window? The text and visuals are very small and it gets better when changing the scaling settings in Windows, but I do not want to have the rest of my programs become larger. Is there a zoom/scale setting somewhere? 

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    Hosting our own data up to the cloud

    John Mann · 0 · Posted


    For a few weeks now I have been trying to find a alternative to our current work flow for serving up tiles to use in various software packages. We have  a lot of field collectors that use our basemaps out in the field for reference when data collecting. Things like Study areas, lines representing underground utilities etc.

    Our current work flow is to take our data and export it to shp files and then style them in mapbox and injuest them in fulcrum as tile xyz layers.This does work but it can be a pain at time and is 

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    Error message: GDAL/OGR can't open raster or vector file in MapTiler Desktop 10 on LInux

    Jiri Komarek · 1 · Last reply by Jiri Komarek

    MapTiler Desktop 10 is not able to open any vector format (shp, geojson, gpx, ...) and gives following error message:

    GDAL/OGR can't open raster or vector file

  • Serve Raster and Vector Tiles with Tileserver GL

    Jiri Komarek · 0 · Posted

    Once you have generated your own vector tiles from MapTiler Desktop or downloaded from the downloads section, you need a tile server to serve the vector tiles via HTTP to your map clients or fall back to rendering raster tiles for users with legacy browsers. TileServer GL supports both serving vector as well as raster tiles (through Mapbox GL Native). It is also providing a WMTS endpoint. For more information, dive into the main documentation for TileServer GL. This tutorial shows how to serve the vector tiles downloaded from OpenMapTiles. Installation We recommend to install TileServer GL using Docker: Now download the vector

  • Simple vector tiles generating

    Jiri Komarek · 0 · Posted

    Vector tiles generating is available in MapTiler Desktop starting with the version 10.0. It works in all editions including Free edition.

    Rendering of vector tiles is easy. Open MapTiler Desktop, choose Standard Tiles or just drag & drop your data in Shapefile, GPX, PBF, DWG, GeoJSON, KML or any other supported format. You can get sample data here.

    If you clicked on Standard Tiles, then drag & drop the image inside of MapTiler Desktop or select your data via a file browser.

    Most of the time everything is set automatically in this phase and all you have to do is clicking on

  • Advanced vector tiles generating

    Jiri Komarek · 0 · Posted

    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

  • Map hosting on Microsoft Azure

    Jiri Komarek · 0 · Posted

    Map hosting on Microsoft Azure is available starting MapTiler Desktop 10.0. Hosting your own map on Microsoft Azure is extremely easy with MapTiler Desktop. In the step when you are selecting the output format, you have an option to send your map directly to Cloud hosting. Upload your map to Microsoft Azure Blob Storage After you select Cloud hosting and click on Render, you will be first asked to select a folder for saving MBTiles file on your local computer. After you select the folder and the rendering is finished, you will be asked to enter your credentials for either Amazon S3, Google Cloud

  • Modify zoom levels for map

    Jiri Komarek · 0 · Posted

    When you are processing a file, you define what zoom level will be rendered.  

    By default, zoom levels are calculated based on the image resolution and its geolocation. There are defined minzoom and maxzoom levels, from which one can calculate how many tiles will be rendered.

    Zoom levels in MapTiler Desktop Free/Start/Plus

    Since Free/Start/Plus version of MapTiler Desktop can process only one file at a time, it has single spinbox for minzoom and maxzoom values. 

    Zoom levels in MapTiler Desktop Pro

    In MapTiler Desktop Pro, you will get a separate dialog for setting zoom levels. It is available after georeferencing before rendering.


  • Upgrade plan from Start to Plus

    Jiri Komarek · 0 · Posted

    If you already have Start license activated, you can easily upgrade your license to Plus from inside the MapTiler Desktop application. 

    Go to File -> License... -> Upgrade your license to PLUS.

    For the upgrade, you will pay only the difference between the Plus and Start licenses, which is currently 120 USD.

    If you are using the Free version of MapTiler Desktop and you want to upgrade to a higher version, read the License activation article. If you want to upgrade to PRO, you need to download and install different binary file.

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    Adding Visual Coordinates Renders Slowly

    Mike Bronner · 3 · Last reply by Jiri Komarek

    When adding several hundred coordinates using the visual system, the re-rendering of the map slows to a crawl. It can literally take 5 minutes from the time I select the location on the old map to selecting the location on the new map to finally rerendering the adjusted map.

    Pyramid TIFF 15000px x 18000px 1200 Coordinates

    1. What can be done to improve coordinate mapping rendering speed?
    2. Is there an optimal format that would help, other than Pyramid TIFF?
    3. The CPU, GPU, and RAM are barely being utilized. CPU is at 12%, GPU is barely registering any processing. RAM is at
  • Pick a color for transparency

    Jiri Komarek · 0 · Posted

    Transparency can switch off any color from the original image on the final map. This option is typically used to eliminate borders of multiple map sheets that are stitched together. You can set a specific color of the map to be considered fully transparent during rendering.

    It is available in Advanced image settings which can be accessed from the screen which is available prior to the rendering by clicking on the Advanced options button.

    If you set the Ignore alpha channel (4th band) check button on, the alpha channel from input images will be ignored.

    Picking own color for transparency

    In the Transparency settings

  • Create custom map for Locus mobile app

    Jiri Komarek · 0 · Posted

    With MapTiler Desktop, you can prepare a custom map for Locus mobile app. You can add to Locus USGS topo maps for hiking, old Soviet maps, drone imagery, old historical map or any other map.

    It works on Locus on Android in both Free and Pro version.

    Prepare your map

    First, download and process your image by MapTiler Desktop. 

    During rendering, select the MBTiles format. 

    When rendering is ready, upload your .mbtiles file to your mobile.

    Turn on your map in Locus

    On your mobile phone, open Locus application. 

    In Locus, click on hamburger menu in the top left corner.

    Select Maps.

    Switch to Offline in the top

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    Improve lat/long support

    Jiri Komarek · 0 · Posted

    I have a chart that I need to geo-reference. I can use the ‘select references’ and use ‘ground landmarks’ to geo-reference my map to your provided reference maps. Since my chart has lat/long lines depicted on the map, using these intersection points would provide the best geo-referencing. However, none of your ‘base’ reference maps depict lat/long lines that would allow this. So, my suggestion is; 1) Have a ‘base reference’ map that is lat/long (only?), or can enable/disable lat/long on an existing base reference map.

    2) Superduper bonus would be able to analyze the provided map, and auto geo-reference by

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    GeoServer image pyramid tiles

    Jiri Komarek · 0 · Posted

    would be nice if one can generate image pyramid for geo server also as easy as KML superoverlay

  • 1 Output Template

    Jiri Komarek · 0 · Posted

    Generate optionaly also a viewer based on

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    Assign location visually (georeferencer) more precision for the coordinates

    Jiri Komarek · 0 · Posted

    When setting the coordinates for the points it only allows 6 decimal digits, while it would be more precise if you could accept 8.

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    add a MapTiler option for exporting CADRG files

    Jiri Komarek · 1 · Last reply by Jiri Komarek

    MapTiler supports CADRG files on input, but currently does not support the output of CADRG files.

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    Accept tile coordinates as location reference

    Jiri Komarek · 0 · Posted

    I create overlays by capturing Google map tiles. I then have great difficulty getting adjacent overlays to match correctly. The best way I have found so far is to take MapTiler's raster tiles option and then rename the output folders/files to the correct zoom, x and y values. It would therefore be very useful to identify the georeference of an input file by giving its zoom, x and y values.

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