Take the 2-minute tour ×
Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm looking for the easiest way to draw a custom layer and export it as a tile cache. Basically what I would like to be able to do is load a base layer, and then draw objects and annotations on top of it and export these objects and annotations as a raster (GeoTIFF) than I can them run through MapTiler. I'd like my custom map to include both polygons, circles, and text, sort of like using a georeferenced Adobe Illustrator. What's the best process to do this?

I'm thinking QGis since I have experience there, but maybe there are other tools where this is more straightforward

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

I think if you saved your QGIS base map (map view, not print composer) as a TIFF/TIF (this will save the .TIFW - which is a world file / georeferencing file), you could bring it into GIMP or PhotoShop or whatever and make your annotations there.

As long as the extent, size, shape of the TIF doesn't change, the TIF should draw in any mapping package with those new annotations just fine...

share|improve this answer
    
ok worth a try. i'm thinking about warping.. if I create and display the TIFF in the same CRC, I can probably avoid warping? –  deepwinter Jul 2 '13 at 21:24
    
not sure about that one! can you give more of an explanation? –  mapBaker Jul 3 '13 at 15:11
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.