I am a newbie in mapping services. I have some GeoTIFF files that I am trying to put on my OpenLayers 3 map. However, I am not finding a solid answer about putting a GeoTIFF on OpenLayers 3.
I searched OpenLayers 3 library, but I did not find a good amount of details on GeoTIFFs. I looked up my question online, but I found vague answers. Some people suggested that MapTiler should be used to overlay GeoTIFFs. I tried it, but it is asking me to upgrade to PRO version (I am a college student. I don't have money).
Additionally, some people suggested QGIS, MapServer and GeoServer.
I don't understand why I need them and how can they help me in rendering my GeoTIFF on my OpenLayers map?
Some pages also mentioned about WMS. Should I convert my GeoTIFF in WMS and then add it to the map?