Convert GeoPDF to GeoTiff

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GeoPDF maps are typically produced by US government agencies. While not directly usable with Potlatch or JOSM, they can be converted into GeoTiff images. GeoTiff images can be used as a layer in JOSM. GDAL must be installed on your computer. Binaries are available for Linux, Mac and PC.

The command line for converting a GeoPDF to a GeoTiff is:

gdal_translate -of GTiff -co "TILED=YES" -co "TFW=YES" NOCAmap1.pdf NOCAmap1_geo.tiff

The ImportImagePlugin needs to be installed in JOSM to use GeoTiff images.

A USGS technical paper.