3.7 Docker

A standardized unit of software

RobLabs Docker Hub



Docker is technology that allows all of the tools such as GDAL or tippecanoe to be installed into a container. If you only have Windows, and you need a certain Linux tool to do computations, the best solution would be to build a Docker container to run the Linux tools.

A Docker container with all of the Geospatial Linux command line tools built in can also be built and delivered. A good starting point on Docker Containers is https://www.docker.com/resources/what-container

With Docker its possible to deliver something that runs with all the tools properly installed and configured.

  • docker pull roblabs/tippecanoe

Test to verify install

docker run -it --rm -v "$(pwd)":/data roblabs/tippecanoe tippecanoe \

# sample response, the version number could be different
# tippecanoe v1.31.3
  • docker pull roblabs/gdal:2.1.3
docker run -it --rm -v "$(pwd)":/data roblabs/gdal:2.1.3 ogr2ogr \

# sample response, the version number could be different
# GDAL 2.1.3, released 2017/20/01
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