Tiles creation

Dear Sir/Madam,

I have a SDK where i am able to create raster images based on center’s coordinates, on standard Mercator. I want to use these images as overlay on openlayers.

How can i create the tiles ? can i use any open source GIS to help me ? is any source where can i search ?

When you want to create your own tiles from raw OSM data you should have a look programs like Mapnik, Tilemill or Maperitive, to name but a few.

You can find first information in the OSM wiki about these programs. Also have a look there for the keyword “Rendering”.

There are different possibilities to feed the mentioned programs with raw OSM data. If you need Tiles for a bigger area you should think about using a database as source. Information and HowTos about that are at http://switch2osm.org

Also look at http://help.openstreetmap.org and do a search there for “tiles” or “rendering”.


ein geotif kannst du zum zb. mit:


in ein tiles-dir umwandeln.
gdal_tiler.py --to=zxy --zoom=11 your.tif --dest-dir=your_dist-dir

grüße von lutz