MapTiler: maps for web and mobile

Developer: Klokan Technologies

Current Version: 0.5.5

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 41.5 MB - Download


MapTiler converts raster maps, images and geodata into a format suitable for JavaScript web applications, mobile devices and 3D visualisation. It provides the easiest way how to prepare raster geodata for mashups, apps and for Google Earth. It produces either a a folder with tiles and simple HTML viewer or the MBTiles archive.

Raster maps and images are transformed into tiles compatible with Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Microsoft Bing, MapQuest or MapBox and can be used as overlay or standalone background maps. The maps can be also visualised in 3D form by Google Earth.

Developers can easily render raster geodata into map tiles suitable for Google Maps API mashups and native mobile applications (iPhone/iPad/Android) made with Apple MapKit, RouteMe or OSMDroid.

Simply upload generated directory into Amazon S3/CloudFront, Google Cloud Storage, Rackspace Cloud Files or other cloud CDN and your maps are online - ready for extremely fast distribution for large number of visitors. Traditional webhosting (Apache/MySQL/PHP/Linux) as well as free services such as DropBox or Google Drive can be used to distribute the maps.

Compatibility with OpenGIS WMTS standard allows to open the maps in several viewers and GIS software, including ArcGIS Desktop, QGIS or UDIG.

Typical usage:
- Topographic maps for hiking and trekking (USGS Topo, ...)
- Nautical charts for sailors (NOAA RNC, ...)
- Aviation maps for pilots (FAA charts, ...)
- Scanned paper maps
- Aerial photography
- Satellite imagery
- Weather maps
- Historical maps
- Signal coverage maps
- Campus maps
- Town plans
- Zoo maps
- Skiing maps
- Exhibition area maps

Supported file formats: TIFF/GeoTIFF, MrSID, ECW, JPEG2000, Erdas HFA, NOAA BSB/KAP, Ozi Explorer OZF2/OZFx3, JPEG, GIF, PNG and more...


Release Notes:

- OGC WMTS support on Amazon S3 or TileServer-PHP
- Settings dialog and license dialog
- Improved MBTiles file output
- Cutline specification in the visual georeferencing
- Opening ArcGIS Web Mercator files (WKT)
- Bug fixes and upgrade of the GUI


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 0.5.3
Review by Colin Grant

Works and is pretty intuitive - Works on my Mac 10.9.2 Rudimentary program that does what its says it does, quickly. I purchased the upgrade to get rid of the water mark and be able to control zoom levels. What it does is pretty simple, but I know the math behind it is complicated. There are open source command line tools alternatives and I have used them. However the WYSIWYG nature of this tool along with its preview mode eliminates a lot of wasted time. I like the fact that it can generate a folder structure or an MBTiles database as output. The folder structire is useful if you have different image files for different zoom levels, while the direct to MBTiles database is useful if only a single image is used.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 0.5.2
Review by Aviator!

locks up - I had hopes for this app but it doesn’t work for me on 10.9,

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 0.5.5
Review by m033372

NOT COMPATIBLE WITH OSX YOSEMITE - Buyer beware, App Store description is incorrect, MAPTILER IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH LATEST OSX. Any OSX update means that your copy of maptiler will cease to function, then they will force you to pay AGAIN for the update you already purchased in the past. Unbelievable.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 0.5.5
Review by robgen

Georeferencer broken - I tried to use the function to georeference an image. It choked, and gave me a message that the “georeferencer was broken.” This is on 10.10.3. Didn’t bother trying other functions as this is a dealbreaker.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 0.5.5
Review by Brightshade

DOA for El Capitan - The compatibility statement ("OS X 10.6.6 or later”) is FALSE. It’s really disappointing that developers knowingly leave apps on the Mac App Store that are incompatible with current versions of macOS, but it’s also disappointing that Apple doesn’t actively cull apps by retesting them. Customers lose confidence in the Mac App Store and that undermines the value for everyone.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people