This article will walk you through the process of downloading large datasets, without the need of using the command line. The process is made possible by using
wget with GUI provided by the AWGG tool.
Download and install AVGG.
Mac OS / Linux
In order to run Windows programs, you will need Wine. Recent versions of Mac OS allow running 64-bit programs only, to successfully install Wine on Mac OS, follow the steps described here. After Wine is installed, either click on the
awgg-0.5.0-win32.exe or run
wine awgg-0.5.0-win32.exe from the terminal.
Open the AVGG tool and click on the + icon. The window with the download settings should open up.
In the next step, we are going to copy the URL for the required resource from
After filling in the URL and a parameter
-c for resumable downloads, the download window should look similar to this.
Now you can start the download and go make yourself a coffee in the meantime.
Downloading resources from https://data.maptiler.com can take some time, and if you are worried about accidentally closing the web browser and don't want to use
wget directly in the terminal, there are some GUI options available. The AVGG tool can also accomplish more than downloading using a web browser like setting bandwidth limits, queues, and scheduling.