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Any map delivery provider can be used technically (google, osm-online, bing etc.) but depending on external tile providers is deprecated since it always leaves a trail and reveales patterns to parties, which are not a part of the group (information leakage).

Infrastructure Deps

  1. MBTiles (TileForge) [OK]
  2. Tilestream (NJS) [OK]

Ubuntu Server Setup Trace

apt-get update
apt-get install curl build-essential libssl-dev libsqlite3-0 libsqlite3-dev git-core
adduser node
su - node
mkdir maps
# YES! This IS spooky, if you have other means to get npm use them
curl | sh
source .nvm/ # or re-login again to get updated env
nvm install v0.8.17
nvm use v0.8.17
git clone git://
cd tilestream
npm install
./index.js --host (external_hostname_as_used_in_client_to_connect) --tiles=/home/node/maps/