Installing the Vector Tiles Extension

  1. From the website download page, locate your release, and download:


    Make sure to match the version of the extension to the version of GeoServer.

  2. Extract the archive and copy the contents into the GeoServer WEB-INF/lib directory.

  3. Restart GeoServer.

To verify that the extension was installed successfully

  1. Open the Web administration interface

  2. Click Layers and select a vector 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/vnd.mapbox-vector-tile


    Vector tiles tile formats

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