After you download, install and run the MapTiler application, the start screen will appear. You can drag and drop your raster image directly into the program.
If you already know what kind of output you expect, select one of the four offered options. This will lead you more straightforward to the final product.
If you select one of the four options on the start screen, an upload window appears. You can either drag and drop your files or pick files from the file browser. Multiple input files are supported in the PRO version only.
The Coordinate system is needed to be set for all images except for non-georeferenced ones. If you are not familiar with this topic, just leave the preselected WGS84 and click on the “Set” button. MapTiler supports a variety of coordinate systems, including many national coordinate systems, which are browseable through the search field.
Now you need to specify where your map is located on the planet. The most common method is to Assign the location visually, but you can also load coordinates from an external file or use one of the other supported methods.
Assigning position manually is done by choosing at least three points from both your map and referencing map. Try to pick those points as precise as possible, this will increase your accuracy. Also, higher accuracy is achieved by selecting more referencing points. You can check the current alignment by clicking on the Overlay button. A good example for referencing points would be crossroads or river crossings.
For online publishing, select the Folder option as an output format. MBTiles is suitable for the use in mobile devices. The GeoPackage delivers one file for an exchange between different GIS software.
Cloud hosting pushes your files directly into either Amazon S3 or Google Cloud storage. The Mobile device option delivers .mbtiles packages and offers you immediate upload to your mobile device.
During rendering, you just need to wait until the progress bar reaches the right edge and your map is ready to be viewed. The speed of rendering is based on the version you own. Note, you always need the appropriate hardware to ensure the highest speed available (e.g. if your computer has only two cores, rendering with PRO version will not be faster than with PLUS).
Once everything is saved in your defined format, you are offered to view the output, upload it to a cloud or send to a mobile device. This menu varies depending on the selected output format.
If you want to see the output, the MapTiler software has a built-in browser, that allows you to zoom, change opacity and switch between different base maps. For some output formats, custom layers as a basemap are also supported (in TileJSON, WMS and XYZ format).
If you choose the Folder rendering method, you can open the index.html in your browser and switch between most popular libraries.
You can also view your image through desktop programs like QGIS, ArcGIS, and uDig or mobile phones. You can also add your own data in the online GeoEditor. Tiles are available as TileJSON, WMTS and XYZ services.
Turn images into interactive map layers that can be displayed in websites, used in mobile phones, tablets, GPS devices, map mashups or opened in the desktop GIS software, Google Maps or Google Earth. A step-by-step interface will smoothly get you through.
Learn more on how to process your images.
If your map already contains computer readable location it is automatically loaded. Otherwise, images, scanned maps or maps created by designers can be positioned with a set of coordinates or even visually. It is quick and precise.
Learn more about Georeferencing.
Use included cloud uploader for Amazon S3 or Google Cloud Storage or just drag and drop the folder generated by MapTiler to any standard web hosting. You can use the existing company web server, or free hosting, such as Google Drive or DropBox.
Check out our video tutorials.
MapTiler will utilize full power of your computer to recalculate every pixel of the map as fast as possible. Once the maps are turned into tiles, the distribution is blazingly fast.
You control the processing and distribution of maps — the sensitive data can stay in a private intranet, behind firewalls, and can also be used offline without third-party services.
MapTiler supports a wide range of formats. Produced maps can be opened in any viewer supporting OGC WMTS standard.
Create map layers of very large areas by merging multiple input files and producing a single layer, even for a whole country.
Command line interface is available for full automation of processes. The tool can be used as part of a complex workflow and in automated repeated tasks without user interaction. Linux, Windows and Mac OS X are fully supported as well as cloud platforms.
HighDPI / Retina output is supported