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       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 created.
       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

       -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

       -d, --output-directory
              Optional output  directory  for  tiles,  to  override  configured  cache  with  the
              equivalent of:
                  {"name": "Disk", "path": <output directory>, "dirs": "portable", "gzip": []}.

              More information in

              Optional  output  file  for  tiles,  will be created as an MBTiles 1.1 tileset. See
     for more information.

              Optional input file for tiles,  will  be  read  as  an  MBTiles  1.1  tileset.  See
       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

              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)