I have put quite some time into doing my own research and know in theory what i want to do and some of the steps involved in doing it but I wanted to put this question out to ensure i'm not going in completely the wrong direction and in the hope that some who have trodden this path before might be able to help me avoid some pitfalls.
I have a need to create a website with an interactive map that will display a base layer of google or OSM (i already have that created) i then need to overlay a layer that i will create (this is where i need help) and finally server up markers that can be touched (planned to use Mysql and php to build the marker list)
I have a source of Geo TiFFs that i need to stitch together to form a layer and I then need to create tiles from that layer and server it up. I also have a database of markers
I have several tools GDAL , tilemill, (tried tile map didn't work), QGIS, OpenGEO.
- Does this sound like the right approach to tackling the problem.
- How do i get over the knowledge gap of processing the tiffs into a layer
- Should i serve the layer as a sequence of html folders or from a database and if so what does it need to be a GIS.