OSM2VectorTiles makes is possible to create vector tiles from OpenStreetMap data. (UPGRADE TO OpenMapTiles!)
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⚠️ OSM2VectorTiles is claimed to be breaching intellectual property rights of Mapbox Inc. by implementing schema of vector tiles designed by this company (details in #387). It is not recommended to use this project in production systems. The project is no longer maintained. Please switch to the successor project https://openmaptiles.org which implements a new open Vector Tile Schema free of similar claims https://openmaptiles.org/schema/.

For a detailed information, please visit project site.

OSM2VectorTiles makes is possible to create vector tiles from OpenStreetMap data.

Create a custom base map in minutes with our free vector tiles from OpenStreetMap data. This is the easiest way how to switch to OSM thanks to MapBox open-source tools. Design your own map of world or country, serve raster or vector tiles from any virtual server or your own infrastructure, even offline behind a firewall.

Please also check out Maputnik - the free Mapbox Studio alternative


Video introduction to vector tiles, the project and how to use OSM2VectorTiles to create your own styles and maps.


Vector tiles from OpenStreetMap


The following tutorials are targeted at users of the OSM2VectorTiles project.

  • Getting Started: Quickly get started using OSM2VectorTiles to display maps in your browser. This tutorial explains how to serve downloaded Vector Tiles and use them in your browser.
  • Create new Mapbox GL style: Design beautiful maps with the new Mapbox Studio and use them together with osm2vectortiles.

If you want to adapt the OSM2VectorTiles workflow to create vector tiles yourself the detailed usage guide will get you started.

  • Detailed Usage Guide: Create your own planet scale vector tiles with a distributed workflow using the OSM2VectorTiles components.

You should also check out our associated bachelor thesis Updatable Vector Tiles from OpenStreetMap if you like a more scientific approach to the project.


⚠️ The original vector tile downloads are no longer active and should not be used in production due to copyright infringement claims. Please download the new vector tiles from https://openmaptiles.org/downloads.

Download the entire world, city or country extracts from http://osm2vectortiles.org/downloads.


You want to hack on OSM2VectorTiles yourself or are interested in running or adapting the workflow yourself. Take a look at the detailed usage guide which explains the workflow and the components.


The project is under the MIT license while the data downloads use the Open Database License from OpenStreetMap.


The purpose of this project is to make OSM data more accessible to anybody. Any feedback or improvement is greatly appreciated. So feel free to submit a pull request or file a bug. You can also post feedback as GitHub issue. A list of current contributors can be found in the CONTRIBUTORS file.

You can help us to improve the documentation by editing the Markdown files and creating a pull request. The documentation is based on GitHub pages and is in the gh-pages branch.