This article provides step by step process on how to download the free MapTiler Server and use it with free MapTiler Data.
Download and Install MapTiler Server software
Go to the MapTiler Server download page and download the latest version of the software. You can download it for the following operating systems: Windows, macOS, Linux, and Docker.
Head to our documentation portal or to the useful links section at the bottom of the article to find instructions on how to run the software in a particular OS.
Download map styles and sample data
Head to https://www.maptiler.com/data/, and tap on "MY DATA" in the top right corner; register with the new account, or log in if you already have one. Once you are in, click on the "Map styles" tab on the left of your screen and download the map style zip file.
Open MapTiler Server and click on "DOWNLOAD MAPS STYLES"
Click "UPLOAD" or drag and drop the downloaded zip file into the MapTiler Server.
Preview the sample data with Map Styles
Once you load your map styles zip file into the software, you will be able to preview the content of the sample data.
In the Tiles tab, you can preview the raw osm dataset of the Zurich area; in Maps, you can preview that particular dataset, together with beautiful map styles on top of it.
The Map Styles we included are Basic, Dataviz, Outdoor, Satellite Hybrid, and Streets.
(Zurich with bright map style)
Bear in mind that you will be able to fully zoom (zoom level 0 to 14 and up to 18+ over zoom) only to the Zurich area, as this is the default dataset we included in the sample package. The exception here is Satellite-Hybrid Map Style where the zoom levels for the whole planet are 0 to 6, with over zoom available.
Download free OpenStreetMap data of selected region or the whole planet.
MapTiler offers free 2020 OSM data for non-commercial personal projects or evaluation or educational purposes.
Head to the OpenStreetMap dataset page on MapTiler Data, select the region of your interest (or you can download the whole planet, 98.1 GiB), and press the "DOWNLOAD" button.
This will navigate you to the use case selection. Select "evaluation and education purpose",
When the download is complete, navigate to the Tiles tab in MapTiler Server, select "NEW TILES" or drag and drop the MBtiles file into the software. Now you can open and see the raw OSM dataset of the downloaded region.
Preview the data with the map styles
Map Styles by default are attached to the Zurich dataset that is part of MapTiler sample data.
If you want to replace the sample data with the one downloaded from MapTiler Data, you have two options:
- (Note: Change the name of Zurich Dataset to any different name [e.g zurich-osm].
Rename the downloaded file to
maptiler-osm, you can do it by hitting on the "DETAIL" button of the downloaded dataset in the Tiles tab and then pressing "CHANGE ID".
This will reference the downloaded dataset to all your Map Styles in the "MAPS" tab.
- (Note: The path to the map styles is at the top of the "MAPS" tab in MapTiler Server)
Edit your favorite map style (e.g. maps → streets → style.json) and at the very bottom of the file, replace the URL of the source with the filename of the data you downloaded.
"url": "#osm-2020-07-03-v3.6.1_europe_germany.mbtiles"if you want this map style to serve the OSM dataset of Germany)
You can now preview the dataset with your favorite map style.
Use the map in your application
If you decided on the Map Style you want to use in your application and now you want to integrate it into your web or mobile app, desktop GIS software, or business analytics tools, here are the options on how to do it:
- Embeddable viewer that you can use in an iframe
- JSON style you can use in OpenLayers or MapTiler SDK viewers or mobile SDK
- XYZ and TileJSON for Leaflet, OpenLayers, or MapTiler SDK viewers or mobile SDK
- WMTS or WMS service for desktop GIS applications like ArcGIS or QGIS
- Vector TMS for Tableau data visualizations
Open MapTiler Server and click on "Detail" of the selected map to find out more.
If you want to use MapTiler Server with MapTiler Data visit our pricing page for more information on how to subscribe.
The Streets style, location: Berlin.
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MapTiler Data and MapTiler Server working together
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