We would like to create map tiles to be used via mobile device in the field in an offline environment. The imagery will come from our personal collection of aerial images taken via UAV.

  • gdal.org/gdal_retile.html
    – mdsumner
    Oct 23, 2013 at 21:27
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    I think more information is necessary; What is your source? Do you want to just tile an existing image, or tile it according to some specific tiling system? What will it be used for? Are you looking to use it in some specific software? Oct 24, 2013 at 2:49
  • The data images are captured via point and shoot camera appended to a UAV. The tiles will ultimately be used for multi-spectral analysis in addition to mobile device rendering. Oct 24, 2013 at 17:47

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Please check out http://www.klokantech.com/maptiler/ very good software to create tiles from images.

  • @GeoffreyWest My pleasure :) did you manage to create tiles using maptiler. Oct 24, 2013 at 18:06
  • giving it a shot now! Oct 24, 2013 at 18:12
  • Maptiler is great. It is very easy to use.
    – asmaier
    May 12, 2015 at 12:56

TileMill from MapBox is designed to be code free as possible.

There are some impressive tiles in the gallery https://www.mapbox.com/tilemill/gallery/#kkaefer.iceland

There are 4 steps:

Import Data

Style your data (time consuming)

Add interactivity

Export Map (MBtiles, PNG, SVG)

Documentation https://www.mapbox.com/tilemill/docs/


The following tutorials might be useful:

  1. Creating tiles with ImageMagick or https://github.com/rktjmp/tileup : http://omarriott.com/aux/leaflet-js-non-geographical-imagery/
  2. Creating tiles with GDAL: http://sandbox.idre.ucla.edu/sandbox/general/zoomable-image-with-gdal-and-leaflet

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