Installing vector tiles support


Vector tiles support isn’t enabled by default, so it must be separately installed through an extension.

Installing support for this is the same as most Boundless Server Extensions.

Installation instructions are dependent on your operating system and method of install:


The Boundless Server virtual machine has most extensions pre-installed.

Verifying installation

To verify that the extension has been installed properly:

  1. Log in to the GeoServer web interface.

  2. Click Layers and select a layer.

  3. Click the Tile Caching tab.

  4. Scroll down to the section on Tile Formats. In addition to the standard GIF/PNG/JPEG formats, you should see the following:

    • application/json;type=geojson
    • application/json;type=topojson
    • application/x-protobuf;type=mapbox-vector

    Vector tiles tile formats

    If you don’t see these options, the extension did not install correctly.

For more information on adding a store and publishing layers, please see the Vector tiles tutorial.