[OSGeo-Discuss] Fw: Re: New Google Mapping Patent

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Tue Jan 9 11:10:27 PST 2007

Paul Spencer wrote:
> Chris,
> One of DM Solutions Group's first products was a tiled map in a web 
> environment, that was back in the late 1990s ... it was certainly not as 
> dynamic as the ones we see today, but it did load a map by slicing it 
> into tiles.  Like Ed, we abandoned it due to technical limitations and 
> have only recently come to embrace it again :)

Actually, we abandonned the tiled mapping interface idea when we 
found/adopted MapServer: it was fast enough and produced good enough 
cartographic quality that it was no longer necessary to pregenerate the 

Daniel Morissette

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