This article describes how to activate the Trial period in MapTiler Engine. It also discusses different limitations that are present in the FREE version of MapTiler Engine compared to the paid plans. MapTiler Engine is available only as SaaS, starting from MapTiler Engine 12.
How to download MapTiler Engine
If you want to start using MapTiler Engine, simply go to the MapTiler Engine download page and select the proper installer for your OS. The whole process is super-easy and you will be ready to go in a second.
Make sure to log into your MapTiler Cloud account before activating the TRIAL period.
The process will not work if you are not logged into your MapTiler Cloud account.
How to activate a TRIAL in MapTiler Engine
Each MapTiler Engine installer comes with a built-in 14-days trial period. This trial period is offered to you every time you hit a certain limitation of the FREE plan. If you want to review and compare the features of the different pricing plans, please go to the MapTiler Engine pricing page.
Let's say you want to export your map tiles in the Retina resolution. So once you get to the corresponding step of the tiling process, you click the "HiDPI/Retina Files" button...
A pop-up will immediately appear you will be notified that the "HiDPI/Retina Files" tiles are available starting from the Plus plan. And you will get the chance to start a 14-day trial period for Engine PRO.
Another thing you should keep in mind is that the tiles generated by MapTiler Engine FREE can only be used in non-commercial applications. Before each rendering, you have to check the respective check box and confirm that you will not misuse the tiles.
If you do not check the respective check box and confirm that you will not misuse the tiles, you will be also offered a 14-day trial period.
As soon as you check the respective check box and confirm that you will not misuse the tiles, you will be able to continue in the process and generate your map tiles.
After you generate your tiles, you will be given the option to upload them in the Cloud or view them locally.
You do not have to request MapTiler Support for a MapTiler Engine trial anymore. The trial is now built-in into every installation binary of MapTiler Engine. And if those 14 days are not long enough, you can always ask for a longer trial period. Just click Account -> License Key -> "Request a trial extension" in the top application menu.