An image file containing a section of map.

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History of the web map tile

I'm looking for a brief history of a 256x256 web map tile, in particular who used it first (came up with the idea) and who popularized it. Thanks!
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Tiling Rasters based on an existing Polygon Shapefile (Vector Grid)

I have a tile index representing the tile scheme used to tile Lidar data. I want to tile imagery rasters using the same tiling scheme. I have not found anyway using open source tools to tile a ...
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Best way to create tiles

Within a GeoServer framework, does anybody know how I might best create/cache tiles based on layers stored in PostGIS? I am aware of Mapnik and have created a simple TMS using python (+ Django) but ...
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Creating responsive interaction with tiled maps

I think I may have two conflicting aims but... I need to create responsive Choropleth map very similar to http://leafletjs.com/examples/choropleth.html or ...
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What do I need in order to show offline map (tile cached based) of area from OSM using Openlayers?

I want to make an offline map with certain zoom levels of an area from OSM (preferably keeping the styles of OSM). Client will use OpenLayers , If needed I can install Geoserver/Mapserver and MS-SQL ...
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OpenLayers OSM tile boundary

I have a local tile source of OSM tiles. I'd like to show the tile zoom, x, y on the tile so that I can optimize and create small offline groups of tile for specific areas(polygons). I can get the ...
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Are there tools to directly import QGIS projects into Tilemill?

Now that there is a tool to convert an MXD to Tilemill, one must then wonder if the ability to open QGIS documents in Tilemill will ever exist.
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How can I use tiles in an ArcGIS .tpk file with Google Maps?

ArcGIS can export a map as server tiles as a compressed folder with the extension .tpk, as described in the ArcGIS documentation. However, it is not clear how I can get Google maps to read these ...
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How can I show MapInfo tabs in OpenLayers without using MapXtreme Tile Handler?

I want to connect OpenLayers to mapinfo tabs I have , but I don't have MapXtreme license . Is there a way to show the tabs using different Tile Cache ? I can export the workspace to WOR or MWS files. ...
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Should I use gdal_retile.py or gdal2tiles.py?

I have many GeoTif files that I want to display in google earth with Geoserver. I am wondering if I want to use gdal_retile.py or gdal2tiles.py to create the image pyramids for them to be usable in ...
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Convert multiple TIFFs into one?

I have downloaded the Blue Marble dataset, and it consists of eight GeoTIFF images, labeled like this: A1 B1 C1 D1 A2 B2 C2 D2 I would like to use these tiles for GeoServer to be served as WMS. ...
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How to preload tiles in Leaflet?

I'm trying to make a user controlled cross-layer animation in Leaflet. I have about 70 tileLayer.wms layers, that need to be preloaded on the map before animation can run. The question is - is there ...
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How to choose suitable pyramid levels and tile size?

I have a big tiff file and i want to create tiles with gdal_retile. However I am still concerned about the pyramids levels and the tiles' size. how can I choose suitable pyramids levels (for example ...
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Why is my shapefile not visible in Tilemill?

I have 3 layers of vectors (shapefiles) that I've loaded into Tilemill. However, nothing is visible in Tilemill. What am I doing wrong, and what should I do to get my map to show up? This is part ...
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Add a mbtiles file to TileMill

is it possible to add a mbtiles file as TileMill layer? Thank you, Andrea
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QGIS custom CRS for map of manufacturing shop floor

I'm working on a web app that shows a map of a manufacturing plant's shop floor. I've built it in Inkscape and QGIS, but when I try to load it into Tilemill, I get a CRS error. Specifically, it ...
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Create WMS service from existing image tiles

I have image tiles (jpg image files with txt georeference info files; see picture) stored in catalog (about 12GB, size one image tile ~ 275*466 meters). It possible create WMS service of the tiles to ...
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What kind of AWS configuration is needed for running a low-to-medium bandwidth Web map app?

Does anyone have experience with running Web maps (tile server + client JS scripting) on Amazon Web Services (S3, EC2 etc...)? What kind of AWS configuration is needed for running a low-to-medium ...
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Generating tiles for osm/esri shapefiles

I've generated tiles for OpenStreetMap .OSM files using Maperitive and quickly consumed them with leaflet (with no tile cache yet). I'm now looking for the right and simple way to do that also with ...
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local tiles server for offline access

Anyone knows if there is a "lightway" solution to mount a local tile server? Feature I'd to provide is local storage of small sections of maps, not more than small city for example, in order to ...
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Issue openlayers and tilestream

Basically I created a MBtiles using Tilemill and it generates a map with six zooms. I implement it into tilestream. I added a layer on the openlayers module(Drupal) in XYZ: ...
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Counting slippy map tiles

I would like to calculate approximately, how many tiles of given size would need to be rendered for a given bounding box and zoom level range in a given projection (always 3857). For example, for: ...
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Optimizing OSM tiles download

Disclaimer: I don't know anything about maps, please excuse me. In our mobile app, we use Cloudmade as our map tiles provider. For certain places, we download multiple tiles for each zoom level ...
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How do I know when to use a map server or a tile server?

I'm new in GIS tech and I still have some questions about GIS. I wanted to know why to choose a map server (mapserver, geomap) instead of a tile server (tilestream, tilecache or tilestache) + tile ...
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How can I use MOBAC atlases in GIS Software (e.g., QGis, uDig)

How can I use the output from MOBAC (Mobile Atlas Creator) as background layer in open source desktop GIS software (e.g., QGis or uDig, TileMill etc.)? My goal: To put my question into context: I ...
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Generate a pyramid of tiles by 1/2 scaling a higher zoom level

Given a set of tiles covering a large area at a particular zoom level (These are online on someone's tile server and will need scraping, but let's assume these are on disk if it's easier. With TMS ...
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How to handle a geotiff map together with points with openlayers (or other libraries)?

I create a lot of printed maps using various applications (ArcGIS, QGIS, Microstation, Illustrator etc). Sometimes I'd like to turn this map somewhat interactive on the web. What I'm looking for is a ...
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What does maps.nokia.com use?

The maps on maps.nokia.com are pretty amazing. I assume they're generating their own tiles but, does anyone know about the infrastructure behind site: the tile server used? and their JavaScript ...
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A strange OSM tiles in Mapproxy

Could someone please help me with my issue? I try to use Mapproxy with OpenStreetMap server of tiles in order to get output WMS for my qgis client. Something like this: ... sources: arcgis_tms: ...
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Looking for stand alone map server

New to mapping tech. Requirements: Stand Alone Server for offline use (will be an internal app) - No Mobile. Ability to add custom CSS class and hover information to US counties Programmatically ...
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XYZ Layer in Open Layers has Missing Tiles

In Open Layers I'm having a missing tile problem where it generates a missing link icon and a pink background. I found several threads including this one saying to add this code ...
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How are Google serving up their Styled Maps?

As we all know, Google changed web mapping when they introduced Google Maps. At the time of writing this, tiled maps are now the norm with web mapping. For example, with ArcGIS Server, you cache ...
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Wrong tiles generated in OpenLayers XYZ layer

I am creating a map in OpenLayers using Base layer as ESRI online map server. And second layer as our own esri map server serving the overlay. The Base layer shows correctly, but OpenLayer requests ...
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Understanding the Map Tile creation properties

I am trying to create a tile base map. I have an image that I want to create the tile from and I am using GDAL. I managed to create the tiles but when I view the result it seems that the tiled map ...
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How display tiles by using earth plugin in browser?

I was using MAp Tiler to generate tiles for my maps, And everything is great. But I have problems with displaying those tiles in 3D version by using earth plugin. The data which gave me Map tiler was ...
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Empty preview map Tilestache Mbtiles

So, I generated a map on tilemill and exported the mbtiles file. I've setup Tilestache, and all required dependencies. I tried the OSM preview provided by default which worked fine. When I tried to ...
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Efficient Outputs for GeoServer Vector Data

Ok, here's our problem. We have a mapping application at http://explorer.geowessex.com which uses OpenLayers and GeoServer for delivering the data. The data is potentially endless and we have very ...
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What is the compression gained by caching mod_tile's metatile instead png tiles?

What is the level of compression gained caching mod_tile's larger metatile instead of 256 by 256 .png tiles? I am trying to determine the extra cost of storage resources for pre-rendering some set of ...
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How can I modify the tiles size in Openscales or other ways to boost the application performance

I am developing an application in Flex that uses Openscales and GeoServer in order to provide a map in the background. It works but the perfs aren't really good; even if everything is on the same ...
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GeoServer + ImagePyramid: Request is empty where data exists

I have set up an image pyramid based on 5 levels of tiling. The data is served using the ImagePyramid plugin for GeoServer. When I do a layer preview the data is visualized just like I expect them to ...
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Simple way to have an offline web based map?

My goal is to have a world map embedded in a web page, but without access to the internet. Preferrably only a set of tiles in combination with some slippy map js-lib. Storage space is not really an ...
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Tile mode in Map server

I am trying to overlay the layers that are rendered using map server over google maps.I am pretty much new to this whole thing. So I tried to go through this example here here ...
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Image tiling math

I've been looking at MapTiler for the logic on how to render an image as tiles on a (google) map. Instead of storing the single tiles locally in a folder structure I want to use Djatoka. I'm able to ...
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How do i get country boundary and names to show up in postgis backed mapnik rendered map?

I followed this to setup postgis server with planet-latest.osm. I used generate_xml.py to generate stylesheets. Using this style sheet with mapnik produces a world map with no country boundaries or ...
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How Mapserver deals with Huge Aerial Images

I've been trying to evaluate Mapserver , i'm wondering if there's a way to handle the large size of Aerial image with any kind of Tiling or Caching . Thanx
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Geoserver tiles mismatch

I tried to get WMS tiles from geoserver like /geoserver/gwc/service/tms/1.0.0/layername@EPSG%3A4326@png/15/19142/9530.png or with another projection ...
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What is best approach to provide a WMS of world coverage of 1 meter CIB?

I have been tasked with creating WMS's of several raster types to include 1 meter CIB. We have an overall ESRI environment to include ArcGIS Server and we have a butt load of original CIB data (world ...
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Changing projection of base layer

Normally, we change projection of vector data for displaying it over a Google base map. Is it possible to change the projection of base image tiles map? If yes, how we can do that? Any reference or ...
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Are there any repositories to find custom map tiles for an OpenLayers implementation?

I can't seem to find an WMS that looks the way I want. I've also checked all of the regular OSM places too and haven't quite found anything. Can anyone recommend any places to find custom map tiles ...
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Script for creating a tile-pyramid from a wms service

Given a WMS service, is there a ready-made script that, for a given extent, creates a tile-pyramid that is compliant with: http://leaflet.cloudmade.com/reference.html#tilelayer That is urls on the ...