Generating Map Tiles with Tile Generator

The Tile Generator is a command line utility that enables a user to execute batch runs to generate map tiles. It can be downloaded from the Spectrum Spatial section of the Welcome Page, under Tile Generator on the Utilities tab.

There are three options available when using this utility:

  • Generate a file that contains the tile levels to be created.
  • Use the file created above and create the tiles to seed the cache.
  • Directly use the parameters to generate the tiles and seed the cache. No input file is needed for this option.
By running cache_builder.bat with no parameters or with the -help parameter, you will get more details about the options above.
  • Tiles need to be generated on the server.
  • The Tile Generator requires the JAVA_HOME variable to be set to the location of the installed JDK (Java 8 is required).
  • Ensure that Basic authentication is not disabled when using this tool.