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Tutorials, guides and support for MapTiler products









  • Getting started
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Overlay an image over a map

A step by step guide on how to create own map from an image.

User interface

Description of user interface

Folder vs. MBTiles vs. GeoPackage

Differences between Folder structure and MBTiles and GeoPackage.

Speed-up rendering

Description of Speed

Using keyboard shortcuts in MapTiler

Speeding up the process using keyboard shortcuts.

Save and load project

Save and load project

Submit a report

Description of submit a report from application.

Proxy settings

Description of proxy settings.

MBTiles offline viewer

Open offline mbtiles file in MapTiler.


The process of activation and deactivation licence in MapTiler.

MapTiler Pro in Docker

Complete application with all its dependencies is available in a container compatible with any Linux system.

Use maps interactively with JavaScript

Inserts maps in websites with a JavaScript viewers

Position of the map (Georeferencing)

Define by three clicks where your map is located on the Earth

Georeferencer - complete functionality list

Full list of MapTiler functions in visual location assignment mode

Coordinate systems

Basics for working with coordinate systems in maptiler.

Geospatial PDF

Create tiled map from Geospatial PDF.

Map transformations

Image transformations.

Merge multiple layers in one map

Merge two or more tile layers in one map.

Merging MBTiles

The MapTiler can easily merge MBTiles files in one.

Custom watermark

Creating custom watermark from text or image

Retina - HiDPI tiles

Description Retina - HiDPI tiles

Advanced image settings

Advanced image settings includes several options that you can use during tiling.

KML SuperOverlay

Create overlays of the Google Earth.

Make tiles for high-resolution aerial imagery of USA

Generate map tiles from the high-resolution aerial imagery of HRO and NAIP datasets available for free from the U.S. government and use them on the web or in mobile applications

Create a 3d online globe

A tutorial, how to create a 3d online globe and visualise in WebGLEarth.

Coordinates, tile bounds and projection

Tiles à la Google Maps.

Map hosting on own infrastructure or on standard web hosting

How to host the maps on own server or any standard web hosting

Host a map on any PHP hosting

Tileserver-php - Easy to use, free of charge and open-source hosting of your maps

Map hosting on MapTiler Cloud

How to host your own maps created by MapTiler Desktop on MapTiler Cloud

Map hosting on Amazon S3

A tutorial, how to create, upload and publish map tiles or MBTiles on Amazon S3 using MapTiler software.

Map hosting on Google Cloud Platform

A tutorial, how to create, upload and publish map tiles or MBTiles on Google Cloud Platform using MapTiler software.

Map hosting on Dropbox

How to publish your map on Dropbox

MapTiler GeoEditor

Drawing on top of your raster map with MapTiler GeoEditor

Open maps from MapTiler in QGIS

How to open maps from MapTiler in QGIS

Google Maps API

Google Maps viewer for rendered tiles

Map and OpenLayers for Drupal CMS

How to create maps for Drupal

Import custom maps to Garmin GPS

How to import custom maps to Garmin GPS

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