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gdal2tiles

.. only:: html

    Generates directory with TMS tiles, KMLs and simple web viewers.

.. Index:: gdal2tiles

Synopsis

gdal2tiles.py [-p profile] [-r resampling] [-s srs] [-z zoom]
              [-e] [-a nodata] [-v] [-q] [-h] [-k] [-n] [-u url]
              [-w webviewer] [-t title] [-c copyright]
              [--processes=NB_PROCESSES]
              [-g googlekey] [-b bingkey] input_file [output_dir]

Description

This utility generates a directory with small tiles and metadata, following the OSGeo Tile Map Service Specification. Simple web pages with viewers based on Google Maps, OpenLayers and Leaflet 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 web browser. You only need to upload the generated directory onto a web server.

GDAL2Tiles also creates the necessary metadata for Google Earth (KML SuperOverlay), in case the supplied map uses EPSG:4326 projection.

World files and embedded georeferencing is used during tile generation, but you can publish a picture without proper georeferencing too.

.. program:: gdal_translate

.. option:: -p <PROFILE>, --profile=<PROFILE>

  Tile cutting profile (mercator,geodetic,raster) - default 'mercator' (Google Maps compatible).

.. option:: -r <RESAMPLING>, --resampling=<RESAMPLING>

  Resampling method (average,near,bilinear,cubic,cubicspline,lanczos,antialias) - default 'average'.

.. option:: -s <SRS>, --s_srs=<SRS>

  The spatial reference system used for the source input data.

.. option:: -z <ZOOM>, --zoom=<ZOOM>

  Zoom levels to render (format:'2-5' or '10').

.. option:: -e, --resume

  Resume mode. Generate only missing files.

.. option:: -a <NODATA>, --srcnodata=<NODATA>

  NODATA transparency value to assign to the input data.

.. option:: -v, --verbose

  Generate verbose output of tile generation.

.. option:: -q, --quiet

  Disable messages and status to stdout

  .. versionadded:: 2.1

.. option:: --processes=<NB_PROCESSES>

  Number of processes to use for tiling.

  .. versionadded:: 2.3

.. option:: -h, --help

  Show help message and exit.

.. option:: --version

  Show program's version number and exit.


KML (Google Earth) options

Options for generated Google Earth SuperOverlay metadata

.. option:: -k, --force-kml

  Generate KML for Google Earth - default for 'geodetic' profile and 'raster' in EPSG:4326. For a dataset with different projection use with caution!

.. option:: -n, --no-kml

  Avoid automatic generation of KML files for EPSG:4326.

.. option:: -u <URL>, --url=<URL>

  URL address where the generated tiles are going to be published.


Web viewer options

Options for generated HTML viewers a la Google Maps

.. option:: -w <WEBVIEWER>, --webviewer=<WEBVIEWER>

  Web viewer to generate (all,google,openlayers,leaflet,none) - default 'all'.

.. option:: -t <TITLE>, --title=<TITLE>

  Title of the map.

.. option:: -c <COPYRIGHT>, --copyright=<COPYRIGHT>

  Copyright for the map.

.. option:: -g <GOOGLEKEY>, --googlekey=<GOOGLEKEY>

  Google Maps API key from http://code.google.com/apis/maps/signup.html.

.. option:: -b <BINGKEY>, --bingkey=<BINGKEY>

  Bing Maps API key from https://www.bingmapsportal.com/


Note

gdal2tiles.py is a Python script that needs to be run against Python GDAL binding.

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