Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Adding Custom Map Tiles to Google Maps

Emily Bennett of Portsmouth History Picture Map fame has created another amazing tutorial, in which she explains how to create your own map tiles and add them to a map using the Google Maps API.

In The Google Maps API and Custom Overlays tutorial Emily looks at how you can use MapTiler or GDAL2Tiles to create map tiles from your own image. She then demonstrates how you can add your created custom map tiles to a Google Map as a custom overlay.

The tutorial comes with a demo of the finished map. Alternatively you can check out the 1896 map of Portsmouth added to the Portsmouth History Picture Map.

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