Each extract purchased or downloaded from MapTiler Data is served in the MBTiles format, it is a package of many individual map tiles. These individual tiles inside one MBTiles package can be of different file formats:
PBF (OpenStreetMap, Contour lines)
This map data package enables you to display an interactive map e.g. in a mobile app or desktop application that you are developing for your clients. It is intended to be served from your own server e.g. with the MapTiler Server software.
You can also check the preview of the interactive map by opening the MBTiles package with the MapTiler Desktop software which allows you to upload it then to different cloud hosting platforms including MapTiler Cloud or even send it to the mobile application.
Exporting an MBTiles file into a directory of files can be done by the “mbutil” utility using the following command:
$ mb-util world.mbtiles tiles # tiles folder cannot already exist