Questions tagged [tiles]

A collection of image files each containing a section of a map, or remote sensing scene.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
13
votes
4answers
10k views

Splitting .tif image into several tiles? [closed]

I have an image of size 1GB (.tif), with the width and height 94000x71680. I would like to chunk this image into 20000X20000 tiles so that I can process them. How can I do this?
13
votes
4answers
3k views

Export ArcGIS tiles data to any image format

I've a raster dataset in Cache/Mixed format in ArcGIS. I need to export this into a georeferenced tiff or any other raster image format in order to use it as base map in some other desktop based GIS ...
22
votes
7answers
11k views

How to cut a 'tiled image' from a raster dataset using GDAL?

I am working on an app that needs to create tiles (jpeg) from a given raster dataset. My initial inclination was to use gdal2tiles.py, but its performance seems like it could be improved. That leads ...
49
votes
6answers
27k views

Generating Tiles with QGIS?

Is it possible to generate map tiles from QGIS? I guess QGIS Server must have a way to do it, but is there a way to just generate the tiles and save them to disk? With the new symbology renderer ...
13
votes
2answers
7k views

GeoServer: Best way to publish 2500 TIFF or 71 ECW files?

I have ortophotos of an area that I need to serve as a background map for my vectors. I got it as 2500 files (71,5MB each) in raw TIFF format with corresponding TFW word file - 180GB of data. ...
11
votes
4answers
4k views

Performance of google map tile creation processes

I know that question is rather vague but please bear w/me. I'm trying to get an idea of what sort of product performance - specifically timing - people have seen for various methodologies they have ...
2
votes
2answers
568 views

Is there any way to 'clean' up ASTER v2 DEM data?

I downloaded all the tiles I needed, then plotted them to find that they don't all seem to have the same quality. Basically, you can see all the edges of a lot of the tiles. Is there any way to clean ...
1
vote
1answer
195 views

Tracking which LiDAR data tiles have been delivered?

My company works with LiDAR data for large electrical transmissions systems (thousands of miles in one project). We model the transmission lines and do analysis using CAD and GIS workflows. We break ...
23
votes
7answers
10k views

Are there open access terrain tiles with a permissive license like OSM?

Are there open access terrain pyramidal map tiles with a permissive usage license like OpenStreetMap's? I'm building aviation-related maps with Polymaps and need a good raster basemap. The Google ...
16
votes
3answers
12k views

How to georeference a web mercator tile correctly using gdal?

As an example I will take the following tile http://a.tile.openstreetmap.org/3/4/2.png and save it as "4_2.png". The WGS84 coordinates of this tile can be calculated or read there by clicking the ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

gdal2tiles and qgis

I have made a tile pyramid of a number of Dutch topographical maps using gdal2tiles. This gives apart from the tiles openlayers.html and tilemapresource.xml. The openlayers shows perfectly and ...
29
votes
1answer
25k views

What is the default projection in Leaflet?

I've read an API documentation for Leaflet on its site, but I can't realize: what is a default projection to view maps? It was written about spherical and elliptical Mercator and Equirectangular - so ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Tiling from complex, multi-step GDAL VRT?

I've got 1002 ~100 MB (5000'x5000') .tif files in a state plane (transverse merc) projection comprising a county-wide, 1-ft aerial dataset. After two days, gdal_merge.py is only at 93 of 1002. And ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Serving multiple styles from tile server

I installed an OSM Mapnik tile server (according to the switch2osm documentation). Now, i'd like to serve tiles in different styles from the same server. Is this somehow possible?
4
votes
2answers
432 views

Seeking documentation for {z}/{x}/{y} syntax in tilesource urls?

Speaking of tilesource urls such as http://{s}.tile.stamen.com/watercolor/{z}/{x}/{y}.png is there any technical documentation or canonical reference for the curly braces syntax? I'd specifically ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

gdal2tiles generates small picture inside 256x256 tile

I've used gdal2tiles for generating tiles in number of different polar projections and always experienced the same problem — strange small picture inside normal 256x256 png with the rest of space ...
2
votes
1answer
979 views

GDAL tiling with a lot of MrSID files

I'm trying to generate tiles for a region with a surface of 85k km2. The data source are MrSID files (2734 files). I'm using gdal to achieve this task. It works fine with a small subset of MrSID, but ...
15
votes
4answers
27k views

Simple way to have an offline web based map? [closed]

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 ...
16
votes
4answers
3k views

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.
15
votes
8answers
13k views

What methods are there to produce map tiles for google maps?

newbie to stack exchange here. I'm currently using the automatic tile cutter found here to make the standard 256x256 tiles required to make a custom map type for my map. The map tile cutter script ...
12
votes
2answers
2k views

Tiling Vector data without losing geometrical and topological information

I am trying to figure out a way to sub-divide a vector based map into smaller blocks. I can tile the map based on different strategies such as q-tree. However, it is unavoidable to cut some polylines ...
10
votes
3answers
18k views

How to calculate the optimal zoom-level to display two or more points on a map

We want to display several markers on a static map and want to calculate the optimal zoom-level like Google Maps does. We already calculated the bounding rectangle and the centerpoint of the map but ...
9
votes
3answers
2k views

Disk space and numbers of tiles for world layer

I'm thinking about testing tiles generation of a world layer for webmapping. In this context, I want to know how I can calculate the number of tiles (256x256 for tilecache if I remember) I will need ...
14
votes
3answers
794 views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
4k views

OpenLayers with my own OSM data server

I've gone through the process of setting up my own OSM database / tile server by setting up PostGIS, importing the Planet.osm data snapshot (took a few days), and setup Mapnik / cascadenik, etc. I ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

QGIS Project to MBTILES / SLIPPY MAPS

Assuming you have 20+ Qgis projects each with dozens of layers: Background: Web Map Tiles, Features: Millions of Polygons & Points Features are labeled, labels are never overlapping with each ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

Holes between imagery tiles projected using gdalwarp

I am having the following issue when reprojecting imagery tiles using gdalwarp. These are 4096x4096 imagery tiles, which I'm gdalwarp'ing from WGS84 to a State Plane projection. When reprojected, ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Maximum number of Tiled Layers in OpenLayers

I'm developing an OpenLayers site where the client wants a dozen layers that can be individually turned on and off, which is a bit of a bummer in terms of performance. The data is PostGIS and static ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

How to serve local maps for an offline HTML5 webmapping app?

How could one serve maps (tiles in wherever format possible) within a Android device to be consumed by an offline webmapping app also accessed within the device's browser?
5
votes
5answers
1k views

Openlayers HiDPI/Retina Screen with standard resolution raster tiles?

My Openlayers application can display tiled rasters from arbitrary online sources. It will parse capabilities from any user-specified URL for WMTS, TMS, OSM, XYZ or WMS services and present the user ...
10
votes
4answers
4k views

Rendering custom OpenStreetMaps style (land=white, water=black): do I need a dedicated computer just to do this?

EDIT: My goal is NOT to use OpenStreetMap or cloudmade as a web map. I described exactly what I want ("a full, rasterized set of tiles for the entire world at zoom=10 (around 68 Gigapixels, water=...
9
votes
7answers
4k views

Is there an online tile-based elevation service?

I am working on an application that requires the elevation at a given lat/long coordinate for lots of closely spaced coordinates along any given irregular path. (The path is a trace of a glider/hang-...
6
votes
3answers
6k views

gdal2tiles.py generates wrong tiles / MapTiler the right ones

I'm trying to generate tiles with gdal2tiles.py and the resulting tiles are stored as 18/132639/164219. If I do the same thing with MapTiler (the GUI variant of gdal2tiles) the tile result is 18/...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

convert my large svg image into tiles

This is probably going to annoy the more experienced map people here, but I'm sort of new to all this, or at least I don't have a lot of experience. I know this is a bit strange and not ideal, but I ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Advice on benchmarking my Tile Server (Apache2+mod_wsgi)

I'm wondering what advice people have for benchmarking a tile server? Specifically, I'm running a TMS using TileLite, and Vector Tiles using TileStache. Both are running under Ubuntu Server 10.10 / ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

XYZ Layer in OpenLayers has missing tiles

In OpenLayers 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 OpenLayers.Util....
1
vote
0answers
1k views

QGIS QTiles / QMetaTiles poor image quality

While making slippy map tile sets from a QGIS (2.10.1) project running on Vista 32, I've noticed some reduced image quality from QTiles 1.5.0 and QMetaTiles 1.0, versus the output from a rendered ...
6
votes
2answers
187 views

How does oversampling work in WMTS layers?

(This question arises as a sub-topic of the answer provided here.) In the symbology options for a raster layer in QGIS, there is a setting called "Oversampling" (see image below). How does this ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

What tile/tiling strategy should I use with GeoNode/GeoServer?

I've got a wicked GeoNode instance running, loaded with some basic vector data. I want to be able to serve our local-County aerial imagery as a basemap within GeoNode. I am thoroughly overwhelmed with ...
4
votes
5answers
11k views

Cache tiles for offline use of Google/Bing aerial maps

I am currently working on a project where QGIS is used for creating and editing vector data and requires a Google or Bing aerial photo layer as a basemap. I can add Google satellite/Bing aerial ...
4
votes
1answer
856 views

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 says:...
3
votes
2answers
636 views

Need clarification on GeoServer Meta-tile

GeoServer WMS meta-tile is often recommended to be used to overcome problems such as: point symbols close to tile edges are cut labels are duplicated I just need some clarification here: WMS meta-...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Mapserver: labels and tiles

I'm developing map with Mapserver to be rendered in tiles and testing output with Ka-map. Most of the time labels split on two tiles are matching, but sometimes they're not. I configured Ka-Map like $...
3
votes
3answers
417 views

Display millions of points in the browser

I have a web application which will track he movement of user, and save the history location to database. And user may want to see his/her movement trace over a period of time, we have to display ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Transforming between epsg:3857 and Google Maps Tile coordinates

Hio, I used to use a simple python project (https://github.com/hrldcpr/mercator.py) to convert between wgs84 and google maps tile coordinates. This project doesn't have a license, and looks like it ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to tranform MODIS tiles into lat/long?

I'm trying to get the vegetation index nearest to a particular lat/long. I'm getting the data from here which is 250-meter spatial resolution hdf file. The globally gridded projection is split in 36 (...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Renderd outputs “failed to initialize projection 4326”

I'm setting up a tile server using the guide provided here. I have everything set up. proj4 is installed in version 4.8.0. The espg file is existant, I ran an xmllint over my xml style file without ...
2
votes
2answers
552 views

arcpy.Dissolve fails; need a arcpy dissolve to multipart workaround

I have a arcpy script in which I am using arcpy.Dissolve on a single feature class with multiple features to get a single multi-part feature in the output. The script is successful only part of the ...
1
vote
1answer
667 views

Mapnik - Weird tiles rendering when used with spatialite

I use Mapnik in an GeoDjango App with Spatialite 4.0 as backend. There is something weird with the tiles that I suspect might be related with a bad handling of mbr with spatialite. If you look at ...
1
vote
1answer
7k views

Finding good Mbtiles to png tiles converter?

I'm trying to create a slippy map and I need to obtain png tiles. I have exported a .mbtiles file from TileMill and I tried several python scripts to convert this file into png tiles but I always end ...