This article provides information about the newly upgraded release of MapTiler's tiling software - MapTiler Engine 12.0. It also thoroughly informs about the transition of the existing licenses together with a set of instructions on how to upgrade your MapTiler Engine instance to the new plans.
In November 2022, MapTiler Engine moves from perpetual licensing to a completely new subscription-based model. Between November 1st of 2022 and January 31st of 2023, all customers can switch to the subscription-based model with discounted prices. After 1st February 2023, only the standard prices will be available.
MapTiler Desktop in the past
MapTiler Desktop (previously just MapTiler) has always been an integral of the company's portfolio and it has been a trusted go-to product for thousands of professionals who needed their data tiled and ready-to-be-served in various map applications either offline or online.
MapTiler Desktop has always been a box product, sold with a perpetual license and an optional annual support subscription that provided the users with access to ongoing updates, bug fixes, and technical support. The product has always come in several tiers, tailored to the specific needs of each user group. In the past, the Free, Start, Plus, and Pro plans offered the same basic functionalities, whereas the higher plans (Plus and Pro) added a ton of extra features.
MapTiler Engine is the future
The world is nowadays moving away from boxed products that are "for life" to more convenient and more transparent subscription-based products that have lower prices to start, require zero commitment from the customer, and are paid only if they are used, pushing developers to innovate and add new features and improve the product based on feedback and needs of the customers.
We want to create a better product with a team of people dedicated to it. Previously, purchasing any fully "PRO" product required a large initial investment of multiple thousands of dollars - now it has significantly lower monthly or annual payments - lowering the barrier of entry.
MapTiler Engine joins the family of other MapTiler products, becomes more integrated with our free basemaps and map hosting - and is going to be easier to use. The tool can be used offline and produces standardized output formats which are provider-independent - so customers have the choice of hosting the maps on-premise or on cloud storage they prefer.
The new MapTiler Engine plan brings you everything you need in one package: the software, new features and regular updates, bug fixes, and high-quality support, and you will be able to cancel at any time. There are no hidden costs, and neither are there any unnecessary paid add-ons. Therefore, you as a customer can easily predict your expenses and plan your business costs more effectively.
New features and improvements
MapTiler Engine is now available in 4 tiers FREE, PLUS, PRO, and ENTERPRISE subscriptions. We are doubling the number of available CPU cores in the individual plans - ensuring faster-rendering speed. The FREE version has no watermarks and the PLUS plan can also render up to 10 input files. There are lots of other new features and improvements waiting for you. And we are going to add even more in the future! Just check out the MapTiler Engine site to learn more.
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