Help Center

Short examples and articles to help our users.

Getting Started

Use your API credentials to start using our microservices.

Getting Started

Obtain an Access Token

Exchange your API credentials for an access token.

Map Tools

Modular geospatial tools that evolve alongside your data.

Map Tools

Convert Shapefile to Vector Tiles with File Tiler

Create vector tiles for your shapefiles and customize their appearance.
Map Tools

Create Vector Tiles with DB2Vector

Generate real-time vector tiles from your own database.
Map Tools

Style Vector Tiles with Simple Styler

Add some character to your custom vector tiles with an intuitive style editor.
Map Tools

Stack Vector Tile Layers using Map Maker

Combine multiple styled vector tiles into a single map.
Map Tools

Getting Started - Simplest Example

Simple example and template for displaying a web map directly from a PostGIS database using ST_AsMVT.
Map Tools

Importance of Zoom Parameter

Displaying too much data when a map is zoomed out takes too long. The zoom level controls of DB2Vector provide a solution.
Map Tools

Add a Geometry Manipulation to Your Map

Include a simple geometry manipulation, such as buffer, bounding box or simplify.
Map Tools

Add a Simple WHERE Clause to Your Map

Include a simple SQL statement in your query, such as all counties with area over a certain size.
Map Tools

Union Over Polygons

Take the union over all polygons that a query returns and display the union in the web map.
Map Tools

Union Over Two Tables

Include geometries from multiple tables using the union of tables.

Topo Map Tiles

Fast map tile delivery for all 60,000 USGS Topo maps. Zoom and pan across a nationally updated USGS Topo map.

Topo Map Tiles

Use USGS Topo Tiles with Leaflet

Display our USGS topographic tiles in a map using the Leaflet JavaScript library.
Topo Map Tiles

USGS Topo of the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon, USA

Pan and zoom through the Grand Canyon.
Topo Map Tiles

USGS Topo Overview


View the national USGS Topo layer.

Terrain Tiles

Our hillshade, slope and aspect map tiles give your webmap 3D content.

Terrain Tiles

Terrain Tile Styler

Terrain Tile Styler is a simple GUI to color a map based on elevation, hillshade, aspect or slope.
Terrain Tiles

Use Terrain Tiles with Leaflet

Display our customizable terrain tiles in a map using the Leaflet JavaScript library.
Terrain Tiles

Color By Elevation

Zürich, Switzerland

Allow end-users to set colors of regions by elevation
Terrain Tiles

Toggle All Layers

Mt. Fuji, Japan

Simple example of aspect, hillshade and slope centered on Mount Fuji.
Terrain Tiles


Colorado, USA

Hillshade is a simple and beautiful way to bring a map to life and give a 3D impression of terrain.
Terrain Tiles


Lopez Island, USA

This simple example shows the slope of the coastline in a large park.
Terrain Tiles

Interactive Slope

Quito, Equador

Allow an end-user to set a slope threshold, such as 20 degrees, and recolor the map to show all regions with a slope greater than 20 degrees.
Terrain Tiles

Interactive Aspect

Dolomites, Italy

Allow the end-user to dynamically set an aspect range, such as first coloring slopes based on an East-West partition and then a North-South partition.


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