GetMapTile - Amazon Location Service


Retrieves a vector data tile from the map resource. Map tiles are used by clients to render a map. they're addressed using a grid arrangement with an X coordinate, Y coordinate, and Z (zoom) level.

The origin (0, 0) is the top left of the map. Increasing the zoom level by 1 doubles both the X and Y dimensions, so a tile containing data for the entire world at (0/0/0) will be split into 4 tiles at zoom 1 (1/0/0, 1/0/1, 1/1/0, 1/1/1).

Request Syntax

GET /maps/v0/maps/MapName/tiles/Z/X/Y HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The map resource to retrieve the map tiles from.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 100.

Pattern: ^[-._\w]+$

Required: Yes


The X axis value for the map tile.

Pattern: \d+

Required: Yes


The Y axis value for the map tile.

Pattern: \d+

Required: Yes


The zoom value for the map tile.

Pattern: \d+

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-Type: ContentType Blob

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The response returns the following HTTP headers.


The map tile's content type. For example, application/vnd.mapbox-vector-tile.

The response returns the following as the HTTP body.


Contains Mapbox Vector Tile (MVT) data.


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The request was denied because of insufficient access or permissions. Check with an administrator to verify your permissions.

HTTP Status Code: 403


The request has failed to process because of an unknown server error, exception, or failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The resource that you've entered was not found in your AWS account.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The request was denied because of request throttling.

HTTP Status Code: 429


The input failed to meet the constraints specified by the AWS service.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: