Name

ST_AsMVT — Return a Mapbox Vector Tile representation of a set of rows.

Synopsis

bytea ST_AsMVT(anyelement set row);

bytea ST_AsMVT(anyelement row, text name);

bytea ST_AsMVT(anyelement row, text name, integer extent);

bytea ST_AsMVT(anyelement row, text name, integer extent, text geom_name);

bytea ST_AsMVT(anyelement row, text name, integer extent, text geom_name, text feature_id_name);

Description

Return a Mapbox Vector Tile representation of a set of rows corresponding to a Layer. Multiple calls can be concatenated to a tile with multiple Layers. Geometry is assumed to be in tile coordinate space and valid as per specification. Typically ST_AsMVTGeom can be used to transform geometry into tile coordinate space. Other row data will be encoded as attributes.

The Mapbox Vector Tile format can store features with a different set of attributes per feature. To make use of this feature supply a JSONB column in the row data containing Json objects one level deep. The keys and values in the object will be parsed into feature attributes.

[Important]

Do not call with a GEOMETRYCOLLECTION as an element in the row. However you can use ST_AsMVTGeom to prep a geometry collection for inclusion.

row row data with at least a geometry column.

name is the name of the Layer. If NULL it will use the string "default".

extent is the tile extent in screen space as defined by the specification. If NULL it will default to 4096.

geom_name is the name of the geometry column in the row data. If NULL it will default to the first found geometry column.

feature_id_name is the name of the Feature ID column in the row data. If NULL or negative the Feature ID is not set. The first column matching name and valid type (smallint, integer, bigint) will be used as Feature ID, and any subsequent column will be added as a property. JSON properties are not supported.

Enhanced: 3.0 - added support for Feature ID.

Enhanced: 2.5.0 - added support parallel query.

Availability: 2.4.0

Examples

SELECT ST_AsMVT(q, 'test', 4096, 'geom') FROM (SELECT 1 AS c1,
    ST_AsMVTGeom(ST_GeomFromText('POLYGON ((35 10, 45 45, 15 40, 10 20, 35 10), (20 30, 35 35, 30 20, 20 30))'),
    ST_MakeBox2D(ST_Point(0, 0), ST_Point(4096, 4096)), 4096, 0, false) AS geom) AS q;
                              st_asmvt
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 \x1a320a0474657374121d12020000180322150946ec3f1a14453b0a09280f091413121e09091e0f1a026331220228012880207802

		
		

See Also

ST_AsMVTGeom