Offline mapping/ map cache

chris19784 years ago

Hi,

I've only just discovered Traccar but wow, what a great find it is! My question is....

Is there a way of using offline mapping or caching large areas of mapping for use when offline?

My use for Traccar will be on either very low bandwidth networks or closed networks, hence the need for offline mapping.

I tried creating my own tile server using the following guide:

https://switch2osm.org/serving-tiles/building-a-tile-server-from-packages/

I managed to create the tile server but was unable to get Traccar to retrieve the mapping.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Chris

Anton Tananaev4 years ago

You should be able to use local tile server. I guess something is configured incorrectly if it doesn't work.

chris19784 years ago

Thanks for the speedy response!

I could view the contents of my tile server through a web browser but I think my problem was the URL to enter in the "Custom Maps" field on Traccar Server. I tried http://{network address}/osm/slippymap.html and http://{network address}/osm/slippymap but neither seemed successful

Thank you

Chris

Anton Tananaev4 years ago

That's wrong URLs. URL has to have parameters x, y and z for a tile:

https://www.traccar.org/map-layers/

chris19784 years ago

Thanks for your help, I managed to get the correct URL. It was:

//{network address}/osm/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

Thanks again

Chris