Available endpoints

If you visit the server on the configured port (default 8080) you can see your maps appearing in the browser.


  • Styles are served at /styles/{id}/style.json (+ array at /styles.json)

    • Sprites at /styles/{id}/sprite[@2x].{format}

    • Fonts at /fonts/{fontstack}/{start}-{end}.pbf

Rendered tiles

  • Rendered tiles are served at /styles/{id}[/{tileSize}]/{z}/{x}/{y}[@2x].{format}

    • The optional ratio @2x (ex. @2x, @3x, @4x) part can be used to render HiDPI (retina) tiles

    • The optional tile size /{tileSize} (ex. /256, /512). if omitted, tileSize defaults to 256.

    • Available formats: png, jpg (jpeg), webp

    • TileJSON at /styles[/{tileSize}]/{id}.json

  • The rendered tiles are not available in the tileserver-gl-light version.

WMTS Capabilities

  • WMTS Capabilities are served at /styles/{id}/wmts.xml

Static images

  • Several endpoints:

    • /styles/{id}/static/{lon},{lat},{zoom}[@{bearing}[,{pitch}]]/{width}x{height}[@2x].{format} (center-based)

    • /styles/{id}/static/{minx},{miny},{maxx},{maxy}/{width}x{height}[@2x].{format} (area-based)

    • /styles/{id}/static/auto/{width}x{height}[@2x].{format} (autofit path – see below)

  • All the static image endpoints additionally support following query parameters:

    • path - ((fill|stroke|width)\:[^\|]+\|)*(enc:.+|-?\d+(\.\d*)?,-?\d+(\.\d*)?(\|-?\d+(\.\d*)?,-?\d+(\.\d*)?)+)

      • comma-separated lng,lat, pipe-separated pairs

        • e.g. path=5.9,45.8|5.9,47.8|10.5,47.8|10.5,45.8|5.9,45.8

      • Google Encoded Polyline Format

        • e.g. path=enc:_p~iF~ps|U_ulLnnqC_mqNvxq`@

        • If ‘enc:’ is used, the rest of the path parameter is considered to be part of the encoded polyline string – do not specify the coordinate pairs.

      • With options (fill|stroke|width)

        • e.g. path=stroke:yellow|width:2|fill:green|5.9,45.8|5.9,47.8|10.5,47.8|10.5,45.8|5.9,45.8 or path=stroke:blue|width:1|fill:yellow|enc:_p~iF~ps|U_ulLnnqC_mqNvxq`@

      • can be provided multiple times

    • latlng - indicates coordinates are in lat,lng order rather than the usual lng,lat for paths and markers

    • fill - default color to use as the fill (e.g. red, rgba(255,255,255,0.5), #0000ff) for all paths

    • stroke - default color of the path stroke for all paths

    • width - default width of the stroke for all paths

    • linecap - rendering style for the start and end points of all paths - see https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/CanvasRenderingContext2D/lineCap

    • linejoin - rendering style for joining successive segments of all paths when the direction changes - see https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/CanvasRenderingContext2D/lineJoin

    • border - color of the optional border stroke for all paths ; the border is like a halo around the stroke

    • borderwidth - width of the border stroke (default 10% of stroke width) for all paths

    • marker - Marker in format lng,lat|iconPath|option|option|...

      • Will be rendered with the bottom center at the provided location

      • lng,lat and iconPath are mandatory and icons won’t be rendered without them

      • iconPath is either a link to an image served via http(s) or a path to a file relative to the configured icon path

      • option must adhere to the format optionName:optionValue and supports the following names

        • scale - Factor to scale image by

          • e.g. 0.5 - Scales the image to half it’s original size

        • offset - Image offset as positive or negative pixel value in format [offsetX],[offsetY]

          • scales with scale parameter since image placement is relative to it’s size

          • e.g. 2,-4 - Image will be moved 2 pixel to the right and 4 pixel in the upwards direction from the provided location

      • e.g. 5.9,45.8|marker-start.svg|scale:0.5|offset:2,-4

      • can be provided multiple times

    • padding - “percentage” padding for fitted endpoints (area-based and path autofit)

      • value of 0.1 means “add 10% size to each side to make sure the area of interest is nicely visible”

    • maxzoom - Maximum zoom level (only for auto endpoint where zoom level is calculated and not provided)

  • You can also use (experimental) /styles/{id}/static/raw/... endpoints with raw spherical mercator coordinates (EPSG:3857) instead of WGS84.

  • The static images are not available in the tileserver-gl-light version.

Source data

  • Source data are served at /data/{id}/{z}/{x}/{y}.{format}

    • Format depends on the source file (usually png or pbf)

      • geojson is also available (useful for inspecting the tiles) in case the original format is pbf

    • TileJSON at /data/{id}.json

TileJSON arrays

Array of all TileJSONs is at [/{tileSize}]/index.json ([/{tileSize}]/rendered.json; /data.json)

  • The optional tile size /{tileSize} (ex. /256, /512). if omitted, tileSize defaults to 256.

List of available fonts

Array of names of the available fonts is at /fonts.json

Health check

Endpoint reporting health status is at /health and currently returns:

  • 503 Starting - for a short period before everything is initialized

  • 200 OK - when the server is running