[OSGeo-Discuss] Best software for making TMS tiles

Peter Hopfgartner peter.hopfgartner at r3-gis.com
Tue Mar 29 00:12:09 PDT 2011

If I understand your question correctly, then teh concept you are describing is commonly known as "seeding the cache". Probably any other tile caching software out there has a seeding utility.
The script that comes with http://tilecache.org/ runs fine, the one in http://code.google.com/p/mod-geocache/ is awsome, but has some minor bugs, that will certainly ironed out soon.

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--------Peter <webwiz at pl.net> wrote--------
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Best software for making TMS tiles
Date: 29.03.2011 06:42

>I havent been able to figure out how to turn a QGIS map into tiles. The
>reason i want to do this is because our hardware isnt capable fo running a
>wms (low ram, hdd), but with a bit of hodge and podge we can host the TMS
>tiles using S3.
>The only options ive been able to find so far are:
>qgis, mapserver export to mapfile
>qgis, quantamnik, mapnik.
>Both involve setting up variations of WMS which seems overkill to me.
>With mapserver how would i tell it to just do the render and forget the
>whole wms thing. With mapnik, that should work but the version in Debian
>Lenny is really old, and im not sure if it will work at all.
>The thing is Qgis has a lot of raster rendering tools, like save as
>image, which saves the screen area and includes a world file but doesnt
>allow you to set the resolution, print composer which does allow you to
>set the resolution, but doesnt save a world file and includes borders and
>stuff, and doesnt save a world file.
>I feel the function im looking for is there but hiding? Save map as
>geotiff... Then i can use gdal2tiles to make the pyramid. Actually it
>might be a rather large geotiff, maybe a direct to tiles approach is
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