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Apache License, Version 2.0 Build Status Docker Cloud Build Status

The Tyler is a stateless component and provides a REST interface for vector tile storage maintenance.

In favor of it simplicity there is nothing else needed besides a running server oder docker environment. One can use POST requests to add more geospatial features to the database. The tile endpoint can be used to build a mapping interface using Mapbox GLJS or OpenLayers.

Detailed documentation of the Marauder components coming soon on our webpage

For more information feel free to contact us (

Vector Tiling Server using KTOR

application.kt contains the main module to start the server application.

Quick Start

./gradlew run

Docker Quickstart

The last release is pushed to :latest. The master branch is always pushed to :unstable.
docker pull ap3rture/tyler:latest
docker run --rm -it -p 23513:23513 ap3rture/tyler:latest


  • POST /:layer? accepts GeoJSON features separated by line to import, geojson=true indicates to import a GeoJSON file, features will be imported to given layer or the base layer
  • GET /:z/:x/:y.mvt serves MapBox Vector tiles
  • DELETE / clears the whole database
  • GET /static/index.html provides a very simple visualization web application


The server can be configured using the resources/application.conf HOCON file. Available storage types are sqlite, mongo, fs.

Be aware the filesystem option (fs) utilizes the hard disk and can store millions of files.


Multi-Layer is supported now. Keep in mind that multi-layer usage slows down the tile creating process.


Tyler is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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