MapTiler provides prepared tiles of the whole world or of smaller regions. OpenStreetMap tiles are generated using OpenMapTiles schema, other vector tiles contain Contour lines or Landcover. You can also download raster tiles of Satellite imagery, Hillshading, RGB Terrain, or 3D Terrain - Qantized Mesh.
All the tiles are adjusted for usage in the web environment. As a hosting service, we recommend using MapTiler Server software.
Downloading Data from MapTiler web
OpenStreetMap vector tiles
Contour lines vector tiles
Hillshading raster tiles
Satellite raster tiles
Satellite Lowres raster tiles
3D Terrain - Qantized Mesh
On the right side, you can choose the area of your interest. The default option is the whole planet, then there are sorted continents, countries, or regions. You can use the search field to find your area directly.
If you click on the last item in the box - Custom region, you are on the page, where it is possible to choose an extract of your own choice.
This extract tool is available for OpenStreetMap, Contour lines, Hillshading, and Satellite datasets. The form on the left side is then settings of the bounding box (Selected area), range of zoom levels, or optimization for a custom GL style. The easiest way to fill the bounding box of an area is to press
Ctrl and drag with the mouse in the map. A detailed description of this tool is in the article Custom extracts.
What kind of data do you get?
OpenStreetMap vector tiles contain a selection of OpenStreetMap data, using the layer schema defined by the OpenMapTiles Project. The tiles are generated to the zoom level 14 but can be over zoomed. For non-commercial personal projects or evaluation and education, the purpose is gratis download.
Contour lines vector tiles are derived from the global elevation data composed from several open data sources. They are available between zoom 9 and 14.
Hillshading raster tiles are suitable for displaying hilly areas on the maps, often used in the maps for sport and outdoor activities.
Satellite raster tiles contain the open data satellite imagery of the whole world. All input images are adjusted and carefully stitched to create a seamless map layer with beautiful colors. You can zoom and preview the images down to zoom level 13 with approximately 20 m per pixel resolution.
Satellite Lowres raster tiles are a subset of the previous dataset. It contains only zoom levels 0 - 6 and is always for free.
RGB Terrain contain elevation data encoded into RGB color model. Elevation in meters can be calculated as follows:
height = -10000 + ((R * 256 * 256 + G * 256 + B) * 0.1).
Landcover is made of datasets from ESA and the consortium as a part of ESA Climate Change Initiative. It is vectorized and contains classes as grass, crop, scrub, forest, and so on. Vector tiles are generated up to zoom level 9.
3D Terrain - Qantized Mesh is described in a separate article in the Cloud section.
Once you click on the Download button by your selected dataset and region and eventually pay for it, you can download the MBTiles right in the browser or use the command line solution.
For the second option copy the command that starts with
wget and put it into Terminal.
wget -c https://data.maptiler.com/download/......xy.mbtiles
After the download is finished, you can check if the file has the same MD5 as displayed on the web page to verify data integrity:
This gives you back:
You can also use the GUI program to download datasets. Instructions can be found here.
MapTiler website provides 8 different datasets to download. They are in MBTiles format and adjusted to usage in the web environment. You can choose whether you want to download data of the whole planet or just some smaller area (if it makes sense).