Monthly Archives: December 2008

Blue Marble Mosaic

Recently, I decided to push www.olympianengine.com to Google App Engine. Google App Engine is a platform for building and hosting web applications on Google Web Servers (wikipedia).

I hit an immediate show-stopper: the maximum size for any single file is 1048576 bytes. I spent a night chopping up the bluemarble.tif from the GeoTIFF tutorial, such that I can load it in chunks, then realized I have large KML files on another website that I have no intention of chopping up.

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