I'm developing a solution to serve a pan-tropical (and perhaps ultimately global) raster dataset to a cartoDB application. I'd prefer to stick to GDAL/open source tools if possible, but would be glad to accept other suggestions as well. The final output should be in
I've built the basic OSM tile server on Ubuntu 14.04, implementing the
postGIS >> mapnik >> renderd >> mod_tile tool chain with OSM data.
I'm currently customizing it to process .tif data, but my question is-- is there a better approach given that we're dealing with .tif data? The above is optimized to handle OSM input; is there something else I should be using for rasters? And is there a reason all the blog posts on tile generation are from 2013 or earlier? Should I be using vector tiles instead?