Preamble

AccessData applications work with providing Map functionality to display Geo-Location EXIF data. This is provided by connecting to the Cloud based online Open Street Map Server URL by default.

Some customers have a requirement that their Forensic Solution is to have them air gapped or configured to not have access to the internet in order to utilize the Geo-Tagged EXIF data functionality. The purpose of the KB is to outline the installation of a solution that can be used on-premise. At the time of writing all our applications only use Rasterization to display EXIF data (when processed) on a map location. Our tools do not support tiles, json etc. at this stage.

Important to Note

Please be aware that installation of a MapTiler server is the responsibility of the client, if we assist then the customer should be charged for hours spent. There is also a requirement of the customer to purchase the Maps they intend to use directly from MapTiler, AccessData or Exterro do not sell licenses or the map data provided by MapTiler. In the example below, We installing the map data available for development purposes and should  under no circumstances be used in a commercial environment as it infringes on the license agreement used to obtain the sample development data.

Requirements, a computer with Internet access, this doesn't necessarily need to be the MapTiler itself, but you require internet access in-order to download the MapTiler installer, The Styles and Sample Maps(contained in the same file, don't get me started), and download the map data once purchased directly from MapTiler. To download the Styles and Maps a user account will be required with MapTiler.

Related KB's

Offline Map Visualization Configuration

Installing Local(On-Prem) Map-Server On Linux VM-Using Docker

Configuration Of Apache Or Nginx For HTTP To HTTPS Reverse Proxy For On-Premise MapTiler Server

Useful resources

MapTiler Support Page and FAQ's

Steps:

To download go to the MapTiler you need to go to the following address, you can chose which operating system version you wish the installation process and steps are very similar, this article will only deal with the Windows install. It is important to state that for Rasterization to be accessible on the Windows Map Server, the version number for the installer needs to be v.3.0 or newer

Download page for MapTiler

Step 1: Locate the server version, default is Windows

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Step 2: Pop-up as Below appears to provide name and email, this is for marketing, but you need to enter it in order to be bale to download the installer.

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Once the file has downloaded locate it in the downloads folder or copy it to the MapTiler server in the case that it does not have direct Internet access.

Step 3: Run the installer, First one needs accept the licensing agreement, of course once you have read it and agree that it is ok. Otherwise press cancel and your work is done.

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Step 4: Select the path where the application will be installed.

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Step 5: Select the location where the styles and maps will be installed, below is the default location, however if you would like this to be located on another disk then configure it where the 'data' will be located

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Step 6: Default Port is 3650, this can be changed should you wish, however remember whichever port you configure it 2 needs to have the firewall rules configured appropriately. The Administrator password specified here is for the application itself, please remember this password. Admin user is required to configure the server in future steps

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Step 7: Ready to install confirmation and then selecting to install or to go back to change any of the paths, port, admin password etc.

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Step 8: Installation starts

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Step 9: After installation has completed the service should start automatically,  log into the Admin Interface

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Steps 10: Once logged into the Admin console, select Settings and disable sending on Anonymous usage data to MapTiler should you wish to opt out

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Step 11: Confirm that Rasterization is enabled on the version that has been installed, earlier version (prior to v3.0.0) would state it is not available and might be included in future releases

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Step 12: Downloading styles. At this stage one can either

A) Log into the MapTiler account (in the case of the server not having a direct internet connection) to get the Styles and Sample maps( Zurich) included with the styles

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B) Or directly from the MapTiler server (this requires and active internet connection, please note you still need to have an account to be in a position to download the styles)

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Step 13: Once the styles and Sample maps have been uploaded Via the Admin login

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Step 14: Uploading Maps. Here care needs to be taken, it is a better practice to copy the downloaded maps based on the purchase from MapTiler either specific Country or entire planet, directly tot he data folder and do a rescan. However performing the upload the application will verify the mbtiles file is in valid format.

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Step 15: Once the maps have been uploaded one can choose the map style that will be used in the products to see what the correct format is for the URL, we recommend Basic (Default) or Bright.

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Step 16:. At this stage all done, one will need to ensure that any Firewall rules have been put in place to allow access to the port configured, and one also needs to modify the configuration files as in the Offline Visualization KB linked in the Related KB section