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Mapping tile server for Datasette, serving tiles from MBTiles packages

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Datasette plugin for serving MBTiles map tiles


Install this plugin in the same environment as Datasette.

$ datasette install datasette-tiles


You can try this plugin out at


This plugin scans all database files connected to Datasette to see if any of them are valid MBTiles databases.

It can then serve tiles from those databases at the following URL:


An example map for each database demonstrating the configured minimum and maximum zoom for that database can be found at /-/tiles/db-name - this can also be accessed via the table and database action menus for that database.

Visit /-/tiles for an index page of attached valid databases.

You can install the datasette-basemap plugin to get a basemap default set of tiles, handling zoom levels 0 to 6 using OpenStreetMap.


To set up this plugin locally, first checkout the code. Then create a new virtual environment:

cd datasette-tiles
python3 -mvenv venv
source venv/bin/activate

Or if you are using pipenv:

pipenv shell

Now install the dependencies and tests:

pip install -e '.[test]'

To run the tests:


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