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: Vector maps are particularly useful to [[overlay maps with other maps]]. These can for example be contour maps or maps of points of interest which can be overlaid on top of a background raster or vector map.
: Vector maps are particularly useful to [[overlay maps with other maps]]. These can for example be contour maps or maps of points of interest which can be overlaid on top of a background raster or vector map.
: QLandkarte GT supports the old Garmin TDB vector format. This provides information on IMG map files which need to accompany the TDB file, but QLandkarte GT does not support IMG maps directly. The new Garmin GMAP map format is not supported.
: QLandkarte GT supports the old Garmin TDB vector format. This provides information on IMG map files which need to accompany the TDB file, but QLandkarte GT does not support IMG maps directly. The new Garmin GMAP map format is not supported.
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: If you wish to display IMG maps, you'll have to [[create a map collection from an IMG map]].
; Streaming maps
; Streaming maps
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# Enter the TMS server URL in the dialog. Make sure to provide the placeholders '%1', '%2' and '%3'
# Enter the TMS server URL in the dialog. Make sure to provide the placeholders '%1', '%2' and '%3'
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== Freely available maps ==
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Some examples:
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Ignoring for a moment that there is no such thing as a free map, there are a number of ways to access maps on line free of charge. The bulk of these have been created by government agencies (and thus paid for by taxpayers) who have made them freely available to the general public.
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/centrope_wms.xml/download Centrope] (i.e. Austria, Czech Rep.,Hungary, Slovakia) but not 100% off each Country  1:50000 WMS-Map Date 08.07.2011
 
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* [[#Austria|Austria]]
 
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* [[#Belgium|Belgium]]
 
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* [[#Czech Republic|Czech Republic]]
 
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* [[#Iceland|Iceland]]
 
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* [[#Norway|Norway]]
 
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* [[#Suomi|Suomi]]
 
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* [[#USA|USA]]
 
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=== Austria ===
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== Freely available maps ==
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Ignoring for a moment that there is no such thing as a free map, there are a number of ways to access maps on line free of charge. The bulk of these have been created by government agencies (and thus paid for by taxpayers) who have made them freely available to the general public.
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| [http://www.geoland.at/ Geoland.at]
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/austria.zip/download austria.zip]
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| WMS
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| Three maps, an ortho, and two scans a tk50 and a tk200
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| [http://www.kagis.ktn.gv.at/19948_DE  KAGIS]
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/kaernten_wms.xml/download kaernten_wms.xml]
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| [http://noel.gv.at/ Amt der niederösterreichischen Landesregierung]
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/niederoesterreich.xml/download niederoesterreich.xml]
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| WMS
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| Lower Austria map (incl. Wienna); 1:50 000
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| 2011.06.28.
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| [http://www.geoland.at/ Geoland.at]
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/austria_ortho_wms.xml/download Ortho Austria]
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| WMS
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| [http://www.doris.at/ Digitales Oberösterreichisches Raum-Informations-System]
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/upper_austria.xml/download upper_austria.xml]
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| [http://salzburg.gv.at/ Land Salzburg]
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/salzburg_wms.xml/download salzburg_wms.xml]
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| [http://vogis.cnv.at/ Land Vorarlberg]
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/vorarlberg_wms.xml/download Topo Vorarlberg]
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=== Belgium ===
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To use such a streaming map in QLandkarte GT you have to load a small XML file defining the map's parameters. These definition files can be found in the [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/ download] section. Simply load the files like a map via '''File->Load Map'''. From version 1.5.0 you can get a list of available maps within QLandkarte GT. Use '''File->Load Online Map''' to query the list and to install a map from it.
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| Date 15.11.2011
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=== Brasil ===
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/brasil_wms_tk25.xml/download Topo Brasil]
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=== Canada ===
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/canada_wms.xml/download Topo Canada]
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=== Czechia ===
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=== Estonia ===
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=== France ===
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=== Germany ===
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/binnenseekarte_wms.xml/download Seemap for Rhein/Main/Donau]
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| WMS [http://www.elwis.de/RIS-Telematikprojekte/Inland-ENC-der-WSV/index.html more Information]
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/bawue.xml/download Topo Baden Wuerttemberg]
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/bawue_multi.zip/download Topo Baden Wuerttemberg MultiLevel]
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| WMS
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/berlin_brandenburg.xml/download Topo Berlin Brandenburg]
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/Web%20Map%20Service%20der%20Bayerischen%20Vermessungsverwaltung.xml/download Topo Bavaria]
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/bayern_multi.zip/download Topo Bavaria Multilevel]
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/hessen_wms.xml/download Topo Hesse] (Hessen)
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/hessen_multi.zip/download Topo Hesse Multilevel] (Hessen) Ortho,
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/files/WMS%20Maps/meck_pom.xml/download Topo Mecklenburg-Vorpommern]
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=== Iceland ===
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* [http://www.ourfootprints.de/gps/mapsource-island.html Mapsource map] (see download links at the bottom).
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=== Italy ===
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=== Japan ===
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| [http://www.finds.jp/wsdocs/kibanwms/index.html.en Finds.jp Fundamental Geospatial Data]
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Current revision as of 13:39, 17 July 2013

Maps fall into three main categories in terms of how they are added to QLandkarte GT: raster, vector and streaming. The former two may be maps that you have purchased, downloaded off the Web or scanned in yourself but the last is accessed streaming from a map server.

Raster maps
These are your basic raster images (i.e. non-vector like PNGs and JPEGs) of maps. QLandkarte GT requires raster maps to use the GeoTIFF format (a georeferenced TIFF format that contains information about the location of the map on the globe). The Canadian GeoBase, for example, provides its data (maps and aerial photographs) on the GeoTIFF format. Other formats may need converting.
For raster maps without any meta-data, QLandkarte GT has tools with which you can georeference a map yourself. This way you can scan your own maps and use them with QLandkarte GT. You can also download maps where these are available. The National Land Survey of Iceland, for example, provides free to download scans from its archives.
Vector maps
Vector maps are particularly useful to overlay maps with other maps. These can for example be contour maps or maps of points of interest which can be overlaid on top of a background raster or vector map.
QLandkarte GT supports the old Garmin TDB vector format. This provides information on IMG map files which need to accompany the TDB file, but QLandkarte GT does not support IMG maps directly. The new Garmin GMAP map format is not supported.
If you wish to display IMG maps, you'll have to create a map collection from an IMG map.
Streaming maps
QLandkarte GT supports two streaming map protocols; the Tile Map Service (TMS) and The Web Map Service (WMS). Both are protocols that allows georeferenced maps to be served over the internet. TMS will request particular tiles whereas WMS requests a map with a particular bounding box with specific information. WMS is thus more powerful whereas TMS maps are faster. QLandkarte GT currently leaves the WMS work to GDAL so you need to have compiled GDAL with WMS map support to connect to a WMS server.
Both TMS and WMS maps can be opened by loading an special XML description file. Some servers provide these XML files, but others can be constructed with a bit of work. For available XML files, see the collection of #freely available maps, below.
Note that the map-server can get very slow so sometimes it may be better to try later.

Loading maps to QLandkarte GT

If you just want to quickly load a map, go to FileLoadMap and select the map. To permanently add a map to QLandkarte GT, you create a map collection. These are stored in so-called QMAP definition files that are displayed in the map tab in the toolview on the left.

  1. Select Maps(F1) → Edit/Create Map(F6) and select "Create map collection from existing geo-referenced files." from the combo-box.
  2. Create a new QMAP file or load an existing one you wish to modify.
  3. Optionally add a comment and tick if you want it to use quadratic zoom.

Collections can contain several layers which are activated depending on the zoom level. Each layer can have multiple maps but these must all share the same projection. For example, you could have a set of detailed 1:25 000 maps in the top layer while putting a larger 1:1 000 000 map into the next layer overview that would kick in at a higher zoom level. Maps can be any format supported by GDAL (e.g. GeoTiff, WMS XML).

  1. Press Add or Edit' to add or edit a map layer.
  2. Choose the maps to include and how many zoom levels to span.
  3. Hit Save.

Tile service maps

As of version 1.3.2, QLandkarte GT has a simple way of adding a TMS map:

  1. Right click on a map entry in the streaming map tab.
  2. Select "Add TMS map"
  3. Enter the TMS server URL in the dialog. Make sure to provide the placeholders '%1', '%2' and '%3'

Some examples:

Source Map Type Description Date checked
Google Maps http://mt.google.com/vt/x=%2&y=%3&z=%1 TMS Google map 04.07.2011
Google Maps http://mt.google.com/vt/lyrs=s&x=%2&y=%3&z=%1 TMS Sattellite map 2012.02.16.
Google Maps http://mt.google.com/vt/lyrs=t&x=%2&y=%3&z=%1 TMS Terrain map 2012.02.16.


Freely available maps

Ignoring for a moment that there is no such thing as a free map, there are a number of ways to access maps on line free of charge. The bulk of these have been created by government agencies (and thus paid for by taxpayers) who have made them freely available to the general public.

To use such a streaming map in QLandkarte GT you have to load a small XML file defining the map's parameters. These definition files can be found in the download section. Simply load the files like a map via File->Load Map. From version 1.5.0 you can get a list of available maps within QLandkarte GT. Use File->Load Online Map to query the list and to install a map from it.

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