The GDAL2Tiles open-source project allows easy publishing of raster maps on the Internet. Your raster file (like TIFF/GeoTIFF, MrSID, ECW, JPEG2000, JPEG, PNG) is converted into a directory structure of small map tiles (TMS compatible
), which you can just copy to the webserver. Simple webpages with viewers based on Google Maps
are generated as well - so anybody can comfortably explore your maps on-line and you do not need to install or configure any special software (like mapserver) and the map displays very fast in the webbrowser.
GDAL2Tiles can prepare the supplied maps for displaying in Google Earth (with KML SuperOverlay).
World files and embeded georeference is used during tile generation, but you can publish a picture without proper georeference too.
GDAL2Tiles is distributed together with GDAL library
. Please use binary distribution of GDAL for your platform or compile GDAL from source codes.
New version with support for Google Maps tiles is in GDAL 1.6 and newer.
An old version of utility without new features but running also in prehistoric GDAL installations is available here as gdal2tiles.py