Python scripts for stitching tiled maps from a number of sources (Bing aerial maps, web maps, MBTiles files)
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tile-utils is a set of Python scripts for stitching of tiled web maps.

The following sources of web maps are supported:

Possible applications

  • Preparing a big map for printing
  • Making a field paper for a painting program in your mobile device

Prerequisites

  • Python 2.7
  • Python Imaging Library (PIL)

Installation

  • Download and unpack ZIP archive
  • Replace the content of bing_maps_key.txt with your Bing Maps Key. See the instructions how to get a Bing Maps Key

Usage

See

cd pathTo/tile-utils
python stitch.py -h

Important note:
If your bounding box definition starts with minus, place -- before it, as in the example below.

Example parameters:

# Stitching tiles Bing Aerial Maps
python stitch.py 26.7188,58.3786,26.72067,58.3791 bing
# Stitching tiles from http://osm.org
python stitch.py 26.7188,58.3786,26.72067,58.3791 http://{a,b,c}.tile.openstreetmap.org
# Stitching tiles from a local MBTiles file
python stitch.py -- -77.0471,38.8790,-77.0299,38.8891 pathTo/fileName.mbtiles

Limitation

Only 200 tiles can be downloaded from Bing Aerial Maps or any web map with OpenStreetMap tiling scheme. You can use TileMill to produce your own tiles in the MBTiles format.