I have a need for low-to-moderate resolution offline capabilities for demo applications, but so far I’ve only been able to get halfway there. Using info previously posted to this forum I now successfully have an offline 2km-resolution imagery layer of the globe using the UnearthedOutdoors data set (http://www.unearthedoutdoors.net/global_data/true_marble/download) exported to a static directory using MapTiler (http://maptiler.org). (Note to any future readers: The open-source beta version works better than the newer freeware version. )
I also need to overlay at least basic Country borders/names on the map for reference. What is the best way of doing so for an offline server, without requiring a full GIS server installation?