tilestache-seed Man page



tilestache-seed – seed a single layer in your TileStache configuration


tilestache-seed [options] zoom…


This manual page documents briefly the tilestache-seed command.

tilestache-seed seeds a single layer in your TileStache configuration.
No images are returned, but TileStache ends up with a pre-filled cache.
Bounding box is given as a pair of lat/lon coordinates, e.g. “37.788
-122.349 37.833 -122.246”. Output is a list of tile paths as they are
Configuration, BBox, and Layer options are required.



-c, –config file
Path to configuration file. Required.

-l, –layer layer
Layer name from configuration. Required.

-b, –bbox south west north east
Bounding box in floating point geographic coordinates. Required.


-h, –help
Show summary of options.

-p, –padding padding
Extra margin of tiles to add around bounded area. Default value
is 0 (no extra tiles).

-e, –extension extension
Optional file type for rendered tiles. Default value is “png”
for most image layers and some variety of JSON for Vector or
Mapnik Grid providers.

-f, –progress-file file
Optional JSON progress file that gets written on each iteration,
so you don’t have to pay close attention.

-q Suppress chatty output, –progress-file works well with this.

-i, –include-path
Add the following colon-separated list of paths to Python’s
include path (aka sys.path).

-d, –output-directory
Optional output directory for tiles, to override configured
cache with the equivalent of:
{“name”: “Disk”, “path”:, “dirs”: “porta‐
ble”, “gzip”: []}.

More information in http://tilestache.org/doc/#caches.

Optional output file for tiles, will be created as an MBTiles
1.1 tileset. See http://mbtiles.org for more information.

Optional input file for tiles, will be read as an MBTiles 1.1
tileset. See http://mbtiles.org for more information. Overrides
–extension, –bbox and –padding (this may change).

Optional output bucket for tiles, will be populated with tiles
in a standard Z/X/Y layout. Three required arguments: AWS
access-key, secret, and bucket name.

Optional file of tile coordinates, a simple text list of Z/X/Y
coordinates. Overrides –bbox and –padding.

Optional file of failed tile coordinates, a simple text list of
Z/X/Y coordinates. If provided, failed tiles will be logged to
this file instead of stopping tilestache-seed.

If true this will cause tilestache-seed to retry failed tile
renderings up to (3) times. Default value is False.

-x, –ignore-cached
Re-render every tile, whether it is in the cache already or not.

Add a JSONP callback for tiles with a json mime-type, causing
“*.js” tiles to be written to the cache wrapped in the callback
function. Ignored for non-JSON tiles.




TileStache was written by Michal Migurski .

This manual page was written by David Paleino , for
the Debian project (and may be used by others).

Nov 10, 2010 TILESTACHE-SEED(1)