[gdal-dev] Re: Shapefiles2tiles

Jukka Rahkonen jukka.rahkonen at mmmtike.fi
Wed Nov 3 03:53:23 EDT 2010

Jorge Arévalo <jorge.arevalo <at> deimos-space.com> writes:

> Question: is there a faster way to overlay vector data on Google Maps,
> applying colors? Without installing Geoserver, Mapserver. Only a web
> server (apache). Or at least, improve the entire process of
> rasterizing - creating tiles. If there's a problem during gdal2tiles
> execution, you need to start again creating all the tiles.

Just thinking, but perhaps it could be possible to split the vectors into vector
tiles in KML format into a similar directory tree system that is used for image
tiles. Would it be TVS then, as Tile Vector Service? Feels sad to render good
vectors into dull static tiles just for showing them on top of some base map. I
suppose that with KML it would be also rather easy to let the end user adjust
colours etc. with the application and attach some useful attribute data.
OpenLayers with transparent tiles are boring (but fast), your customers may
deserve something better. 

-Jukka Rahkonen-

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