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CLI for interacting with and preparing data for the Mapbox Tiling Service.

📚 If you have a question that isn't answered here, please refer to the complete Mapbox Tiling Service documentation.

Contributing

CONTRIBUTING.md includes information about release processes & running tests. 🙌

Installation

pip install mapbox-tilesets

Requirements

Mapbox Access Tokens

In order to use the tilesets endpoints, you need a Mapbox Access Token with tilesets:write, tilesets:read, and tilesets:list scopes. This is a secret token, so do not share it publicly!

You can either pass the Mapbox access token to each command with the --token flag or export it as an environment variable. Acceptable values are:

  • MAPBOX_ACCESS_TOKEN
  • MapboxAccessToken

Set the environment variable with export

export MAPBOX_ACCESS_TOKEN=my.token

Commands

upload-source

tilesets upload-source <username> <source_id> <file>

Uploads GeoJSON files to a source for tiling. Accepts line-delimited GeoJSON or GeoJSON feature collections as files or via stdin. The CLI automatically converts data to line-delimited GeoJSON prior to uploading. Can be used to add data to a source or to replace all of the data in a source with the --replace flag.

Please note that if your source data is a FeatureCollection, tilesets must read it all into memory to split it up into separate features before uploading it to the Tilesets API. You are strongly encouraged to provide your data in line-delimited GeoJSON format instead, especially if it is large.

Flags:

  • --no-validation [optional]: do not validate source data locally before uploading
  • --replace [optional]: delete all existing source data and replace with data from the file
  • --quiet [optional]: do not display an upload progress bar

Usage

# single file
tilesets upload-source <username> <source_id> ./file.geojson

# multiple files
tilesets upload-source <username> <source_id> file-1.geojson file-4.geojson

# directory of files
# Reading from a directory will not distinguish between GeoJSON files and non GeoJSON files. All source files will be run through our validator unless you pass the `--no-validation` flag.
tilesets upload-source <username> <source_id> ./path/to/multiple/files/

deprecated add-source

WARNING: add-source is maintained for legacy purposes. Please use the upload-source command instead.

tilesets add-source <username> <source_id> <file>

Adds GeoJSON files to a source for tiling. Accepts line-delimited GeoJSON or GeoJSON feature collections as files or via stdin. The CLI automatically converts data to line-delimited GeoJSON prior to uploading.

Please note that if your source data is a FeatureCollection, tilesets must read it all into memory to split it up into separate features before uploading it to the Tilesets API. You are strongly encouraged to provide your data in line-delimited GeoJSON format instead, especially if it is large.

Flags:

  • --no-validation [optional]: do not validate source data locally before uploading
  • --quiet [optional]: do not display an upload progress bar

Usage

# single file
tilesets add-source <username> <source_id> ./file.geojson

# multiple files
tilesets add-source <username> <source_id> file-1.geojson file-4.geojson

# directory of files
# Reading from a directory will not distinguish between GeoJSON files and non GeoJSON files. All source files will be run through our validator unless you pass the `--no-validation` flag.
tilesets add-source <username> <source_id> ./path/to/multiple/files/

validate-source

tilesets validate-source <path>

Validates a line delimited GeoJSON source file locally. Example error output:

Invalid line delimited geojson.

view-source

tilesets view-source <username> <source_id>

Get information for a tileset source, such as number of files, the size in bytes, and the ID in mapbox:// protocol format.

list-sources

tilesets list-sources <username>

List all tileset sources from a particular account. Response is an array of sources.

delete-source

tilesets delete-source <username> <source_id>

Permanently delete a tileset source and all of its files. This is not a recoverable action!

Flags:

  • -f or --force: Do not ask for confirmation before deleting

Usage

# to delete mapbox://tileset-source/user/source_id
tilesets delete-source user source_id

estimate-area

tilesets estimate-area <features> -p/--precision <precision>

Estimates tiled area (km2) of features with a specified precision. Accepts line-delimited GeoJSON or GeoJSON feature collections as files or via stdin or a list of string-encoded coordinate pairs of the form "[lng, lat]", or "lng, lat", or "lng lat". Precision must be 10m, 1m, 30cm or 1cm.

Flags:

  • -p or --precision [required]: precision level
  • --no-validation [optional]: do not validate source data locally before area calculation
  • --force-1cm [optional]: the --force-1cm flag must be present to enable 1cm precision area calculation and may take longer for large feature inputs or data with global extents. 1cm precision for tileset processing is only available upon request after contacting Mapbox support

Usage

# GeoJSON feature files
tilesets estimate-area ./file1.geojson ./file2.geojson -p <precision>

# GeoJSON features in stdin redirection 1
tilesets estimate-area -p <precision> < ./file.geojson

# GeoJSON features in stdin redirection 2
cat ./file.geojson | tilesets estimate-area -p <precision>

# GeoJSON features in stdin stream 
tilesets estimate-area --precision <precision>
<features>  

# coordinate pairs (must be in quotes)
tilesets estimate-area "[lng,lat]" "[lng,lat]" --precision <precision>

view-recipe

Prints the Recipe JSON to stdout.

tilesets view-recipe <tileset_id>

validate-recipe

Validates a Recipe JSON document.

tilesets validate-recipe /path/to/recipe.json

Example recipe.json:

{
  "version": 1,
  "layers": {
    "trees": {
      "source": "mapbox://tileset-source/{username}/trees-data",
      "minzoom": 4,
      "maxzoom": 8
    }
  }
}

See more details about the recipe spec here. See recipe examples here.

Example error output:

{
  "errors": [
    "Unknown top-level key \"potato\"."
  ],
  "valid": false
}

update-recipe

Update the Recipe JSON for a tileset. Performs a server-side validation of the new document.

This command only supports tilesets created with the Mapbox Tiling Service.

tilesets update-recipe <tileset_id> /path/to/recipe.json

create

Creates a brand new, empty tileset with a recipe passed in from your local filesystem.

tilesets create <tileset_id> --recipe /path/to/recipe.json --name "My neat tileset"

The tileset_id is in the form of username.handle - for example "mapbox.neat-tileset". The handle may only include "-" or "_" special characters and must be 32 characters or fewer.

Flags:

  • --recipe or -r [required]: path to your Recipe JSON document
  • --name or -n [required]: human-readable name of your tileset. (If your tileset_id is user.my_amazing_tileset, you might want your name field to be "My Amazing Tileset".)
  • --description or -d: description of your tileset
  • --privacy or -p: Set the privacy of the tileset. Allowed values are private and public. By default, new tilesets are private.
  • --attribution or -a [optional]: set tileset attribution. Must be a JSON string, specifically an array of attribution objects, each with text and link keys. Limited to three attribution objects, 80 characters maximum combined across all text values, and 1000 characters maximum combined across all link values.

publish

Queues a tiling job using the recipe provided. Use to publish a new tileset or update an existing one. Returns a job ID for progress tracking.

This command only supports tilesets created with the Mapbox Tiling Service.

tilesets publish <tileset_id>

update

Update a tileset's information.

tilesets update <tileset_id>
  --name "Hello World"
  --description "Say hi to the world"
  --privacy=private
  --attribution='[{"text":"© Hola Mundo","link":"http://example.com"}]'

Flags:

  • --name or -n [optional]: update tileset name
  • --description or -d [optional]: update tileset description
  • --privacy or -p [optional]: set your tileset to public or private
  • --attribution or -a [optional]: set tileset attribution. Must be a JSON string, specifically an array of attribution objects, each with text and link keys. Limited to three attribution objects, 80 characters maximum combined across all text values, and 1000 characters maximum combined across all link values.

delete

Delete a tileset. By default will prompt you for confirmation before deleting.

tilesets delete <tileset_id>

Flags:

  • --force or -f to bypass confirmation prompt.

status

View the status of the most recent job for a tileset. To get more detailed information about a tileset's jobs, including the timestamps of failed and successful jobs, use the tilesets jobs <tileset_id> command.

tilesets status <tileset_id>

job

Retrieve a single job for a tileset.

This command only supports tilesets created with the Mapbox Tiling Service.

tilesets job <tileset_id> <job_id>

What is a job? Each time you generate or regenerate your output tileset via the publish command (whether that's a new recipe or new source data), a single job is created that processes your data. A tileset can have many jobs, each with a unique identifier. When you publish a tileset, the HTTP response includes the unique job identifier that corresponds to the most recent job. To read more about HTTP design, see this documentation.

jobs

Check all jobs associated with a tileset. You can filter jobs by a particular stage - processing, queued, success, or failed.

This command only supports tilesets created with the Mapbox Tiling Service.

tilesets jobs <tileset_id> --stage=processing

Flags:

  • --stage [optional]: filter by the stage of jobs
  • --limit [1-500] [optional]: the maximum number of results to return, from 1 to 500. The default is 100.

list

List all tilesets for an account. Just lists tileset IDs by default. Use the --verbose option for more information.

tilesets list <username>

Flags:

  • --type [vector|raster] [optional]: filter results by tileset type
  • --visibility [public|private] [optional]: filter results by visibility
  • --sortby [created|modified] [optional]: sort results by their created or modified timestamps
  • --limit [1-500] [optional]: the maximum number of results to return, from 1 to 500. The default is 100.
  • --verbose [optional]: will list out the entire response object from the API

tilejson

View the TileJSON for a tileset. tileset_id can be a comma-separated list of up to 15 tilesets for composited requests.

A TileJSON document, according to the specification, attempts to create a standard for representing metadata about multiple types of web-based layers, to aid clients in configuration and browsing.

tilesets tilejson <tileset_id>

Flags:

  • --secure: By default, resource URLs in the retrieved TileJSON (such as in the "tiles" array) will use the HTTP scheme. Include this query parameter in your request to receive HTTPS resource URLs instead.