Hosting tiles

nvkelso edited this page Mar 2, 2012 · 5 revisions

Publish your tiles so others can see them. Amazon S3, EC2, CloudFront, your own server, MapBox.com, etc.


If you don't prerender every tile (which can be time or resource intensive), another option is to setup a live render-cache system using TileStache on a web server.

  • Estimate number of tiles in bbox - Given a WGS84 bounding box and an OSM tile zoom range calculates a total number of tiles and your estimated Amazon cloud costs (orig gist).

  • MapBox.com plans - Render your tiles using TileMill or convert them to the MBTiles interchange format and host on MapBox.com.

  • TileDrawer - Run a simple little EC2 instance.