This tutorial will show the methods used to create an interactive widget used for zooming in on high resolution images. 

 

Tools used:

A tile generator such as "MapTiler" which is available for Windows and Map. Mac version requires download an install of GDAL 1.7 tools . GDAL stands for Geospatial Data Abstraction Library.

 See the following page for more info http://help.maptiler.org/betatest/

If you are comfortable in linux environment I recommend using a Virtual machine app like Parallels to create linux environment using Ubuntu or Fedora . Once installed the software application GUI   allows for the installation of the needed tools. 

 

Once installed you can use the command line to slice up images into tiles. 

 

To display images we will use the Leaflet (http://leafletjs.com/) javascript browser. Leaflet browser is mobile friendly and minimal overhead for javascript. It is html5 and CSS 3 compliant.

 

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