Installing the Vector Tiles Extension

The Vector Tiles extension is an official extension, available on the GeoServer download page.

  1. Download the extension for your version of GeoServer.


    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.