How to import GeoTiff

#1

Is it possible to import GeoTiff?

Answer
Unfortunately it isn’t possible right now. But GeoTiff files can be easily converted into *.mbtiles format that’s supported by Locus GIS. Please see steps below

  • Install QGIS SW

  • Import source GeoTiff

  • Install QMetaTiles plugin
    Menu > Plugins > Manage and Install Plugins > Search for "QMetaTiles

  • Open Menu > Plugins > QMetaTiles > QMetaTiles

  • Select file to export, geotiff layer to convert and mainly the zoom levels.

  • Unfortunately plugins doesn’t recognize the best levels. But you can use following suggestions:
    - 1: 50 000 - use max zoom level about 15
    - 1: 25 000 - use max zoom level about 16 or 17
    - etc…

  • Copy the converted *.mbtiles file to your device into the folder/LocusGIS/maps

  • Start Locus GIS > Open Menu > Maps > Offline tab and select converted map

Enjoy
Petr

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#3

Great idea but unfortunately QMetaTiles does not work properly on several of my devices… Hope it will leave experimental state…

#4

There is another plugin http://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/qtiles/ Maybe would be helpful.
It should be also possible to use directly gdal2tiles

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