MapCruncher Availability for Bing Maps v8 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a 300+ mb image that I want to overlay on Bing Maps. The image is a semi transparent geo TIFF that I've created in QGIS.

    Looking at this article MapCruncher is the way to go using the BING TileLayer class.

    I've managed to download MapCruncher from the MS download site (link) - but when i run it, it tells me that 'this version has expired' and i need to install a new copy from However this link is dead.

    So 2 questions:

    1. Is MapCruncher still the best way to go for what i want to do? ANy alternatives?

    2. Can anyone give me a link to a current version of MapCruncher?



    Steve Goddard - Biodiversity Information Service

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:45 AM


All replies

  • You can download MapCruncher from here: This is an old tool, but still works well. Ignore the sample application it generates as that uses an old obsolete version of Bing Maps. This tool is great for generating tiles which than then easily be loaded into Bing Maps as a tile layer:

    MapCruncher will likely be the easiest option if you need to manually georeferenced your image. If your image has the georeferenced information in it (geo tiffs generally do), you might want to take a look at the GDAL command line tools. They will likely be a better option.

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    Friday, January 26, 2018 6:38 PM
  • Hi Ricky,

    I've tried that download but when i try and run the application i get the same error: 

    Any ideas?

    The GDAL tools sound interesting. Can you give me a link or a little more information? Do these tools achieve the same as MapCruncher? My geotiff is already geo-referenced.

    Many thanks


    Steve Goddard - Biodiversity Information Service

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:29 AM
  • Very odd. I have the same version running on my computer just fine. Wonder if the install process is broken now. 

    In any case, the GALD library is likely a better option for you anyways since your using GeoTiff files.

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    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by SteveGoddard14 Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:29 AM
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:22 AM
  • Thanks Ricky. Just had a play with gdal2tiles in QGIS - seems to work very well! I'll go with that route.

    Thanks again,


    Steve Goddard - Biodiversity Information Service

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:31 AM