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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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Creating a small web-mapping/map-tiling service

I am looking for a small-scale and easy way to present one or more polygon shapefiles online (on a municipal website without any existing map-server infrastructure, to be precise). Right now, I'm ...
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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 ...
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What are the Differences Between TMS, XYZ & WMTS?

There are currently three different ways of Serving out Tiles: TMS WMTS XYZ I do know that XYZ is now the most popular one, and is used by services like Google, Mapbox, OSM and many others. What is ...
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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 ...
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GeoJSON too bulky - what to do?

I am using leaflet.js to allow web users to select a region. Valid regions are US states, Canadian providences, and world countries (except for US and Canada). I constructed a shapefile myself using ...
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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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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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?
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Setting up TileStache

I want to set up TileStache, but I'm new enough to the world of GIS to find the TileStache docs a bit impenetrable. I've just about figured out that I need to run tilestache-server.py -c ...
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Merge GeoWebCache generated tiles from one server with tiles from another server

I have a set of tiles (millions) generated by the builtin GWC in GeoServer 2.1.2 which is stored on server A. I would like to copy all the tiles to server B containing GeoServer 2.1.3 and the ...
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Free tile provider for Leaflet

I'm using Leaflet for the maps of my website. So far I was using maps of Mapbox (they're cool), but they obviously charge for them for website with 100,000+ maps per month. I'm trying to find a ...
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Difference between Geoserver stores: ImageMosaic, WorldImage, ImagePyramid

What are the differences between the Geoserver stores ImageMosaic, WorldImage, and ImagePyramid? I noticed that ImagePyramid is no longer included in the latest Geoserver. Is one of these more ...
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Remove border lines of SRTM tiles rendered as hillshade

I have downloaded several SRTM DEM raster tiles from https://dwtkns.com/srtm30m/, and created hillshade versions from the tiles. However, upon closer inspection, the hillshade tiles now have border ...
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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 ...
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Giant 2.5 GB JP2 image: How to tile it?

I have a single 2.5 GB JP2 image of a city that I need to split into tiles, which I'll then process to create flight simulation scenery. Google as I might, I can't find the solution. The JP2 ...
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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=...
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What is the effective and legal way to get map tiles for the size of 2 or 3 states?

I would like to get map tiles possibly from Open Street Map (yes I am aware about tile usage policy and would not like to breach that) or other source for the purpose to serve it as offline maps to ...
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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 ...
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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 is:...
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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 ...
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Adding custom map tile layer using QGIS?

I am trying to display the following background map in QGIS 2.0: http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Topo_Map/MapServer/tile/${z}/${y}/${x}. In a custom web map client, this is ...
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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-...
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download ESRI World Imagery basemap for offline use?

So our search and rescue team would like to be able to view ESRI's World Imagery basemap through the free tool (ArcGIS Explorer). Thing is, we will be offline when we are in the field. So - is there ...
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Converting huge geotiffs to tilepyramid

I'm trying to convert a 20 GB LZW compressed geotiff to a tilepyramid using gdal2tiles. Unfortunately, gdal2tiles seems not to be able to handle this, after running it for 10 hours it still hasn't ...
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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 ...
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How to generate Tiles with QuantumGIS or Mapnik

I would like to know how to generate Map Tiles using QGis. I have heard that it is possible to create tiles using QGis, only, I don't know how to do that. Googling did not work for me since I am not ...
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Generate tiles for google maps overlays

I am trying to show some information on Google Maps which would be in the form of translucent circle overlays. The problem is that some circles overlap, which results in increased opacity and blending ...
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Do Tile Servers typically store every tile for every zoom level?

As I understand, a basic tile server provides raster image tiles for different zoom levels. To cover the world, it requires 1 tile at zoom level 0, 4 at zoom level 1, 4n for zoom level n. These are ...
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Automatically download and merge webmap tiles into one big image?

Is there an easy way to download a bunch of web map tiles (in /z/x/y.png format) and stitch them together into a single large image? I could probably script this using ImageMagick, but would prefer ...
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Is there a way to render 3D map tiles?

I am looking for a way to create map tiles from OSM data but I would like the resulting map tile images rendered at a 45 degree angle. Is there any way this can be done? I have never see such an ...
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WFS to Vector Tiles

Is there, by some miracle, an existing piece of software which is able to convert a (3rd party, GeoServer) WFS feed into vector tiles? In a utopian world, this would happen on the fly, but a download/...
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Google maps android vector rendering : how do they make it that fast?

Most of the question is in the title. If you are on android (I believe its the same on IOS) and use maps you will notice the quality of the maps app and how the vector maps are drawn in a very fluid ...
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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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ArcGIS Server: Limit creation of cache tiles to certain areas by providing a feature class

I am publishing a map service to ArcGIS Server 10.0. I cannot succeed to limit the creation of tiles to certain areas only, instead of creating them for the entire map. According to this help document ...
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Generating GeoJSON tiles from GeoDjango - basic overview?

I'm working with the glorious PolyMaps and I want to build a map similar to the population example. I understand that this needs GeoJSON tiles. I have a GeoDjango database, with a bunch of County ...
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Tile WMS vs Image WMS

In OpenLayers 3, there is is ol.source.TileWMS and ol.source.ImageWMS. I don't know if this is specific to OpenLayers, but what are the trade-offs between tileWMS and imageWMS? Is there a performance ...
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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/...
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OpenLayers on mobile device: possible to use local map tiles?

Is that possible for an OpenLayers app (running on mobile device) to load the map tiles that are deployed in the device, if the app is able to access these files (e.g., using PhoneGap)? from this ...
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Is there a python equivalent of gdaltindex?

I am using the following gdal shell command (gdaltindex) to create a raster tile index from a directory of raster (tif) files. find /path/to/raster/directory -name "*.tif" -exec gdaltindex tile-...