MBTILES format

this is a SQLite database container for map tiles with two tables Tiles and Metadata (some implementations have tiles as a view)

The tiles are always in 3857 Web Mercator/Auxillary Websphere.

 

✓ Raster Tiles – jpg, png, webp

✓ Vector Tiles – GZ (PBF protocol buffer format)

User vector tiles should be  1 layer only so we can apply style to the data.  Possibly in the future we can support vector tiles with multiple layers

use QGIS Desktop, OGR2OGR or Tippecanoe or python to create your vector tiles