[MapProxy] New MapProxy 1.1.0b1 release

Oliver Tonnhofer olt at omniscale.de
Thu May 12 03:57:35 EDT 2011

Hi there,

a lot of new features have piled up and so it's time for another release.
We start with a first beta release.

The latest release is available at:

To update within you virtualenv:

 $ pip install http://mapproxy.org/static/rel/MapProxy-1.1.0b1.tar.gz

The current documentation is available at:

For a complete list of changes see:

Some new features:

New sources

There are two new sources that directly integrate Mapserver and Mapnik
into MapProxy. There is no need to setup an extra WMS server for these map

- http://mapproxy.org/docs/nightly/sources.html#mapserver-label
- http://mapproxy.org/docs/nightly/sources.html#mapnik-label

The tile source was extended by the ``arcgiscache_path`` and ``bbox``
parameters. ``arcgiscache_path`` allows the integration of existing ArcGIS
tile caches (L09/R05397fb1/C0012d687) and the ``bbox`` parameter is useful
for WMS-C services that expect a fixed parameter order.

- http://mapproxy.org/docs/nightly/sources.html#url

Tagged WMS Sources

You can tag WMS source names with layer names. It is no longer required to
specify a WMS source multiple times, for each layer combination you use.
You can now define a WMS once without any layers and then tag the source
name with the layers you need.

     type: wms
       url: http://example.org/service?

     sources: [wms1:lyr1,lyr2]
     grids: [mygrid]
     sources: [wms1:lyr3,lyr4]
     grids: [mygrid]

- http://mapproxy.org/docs/nightly/sources.html#tagged-source-names

Configurable Image Formats

Image formats are now much more flexible. You can now create custom image
formats and modify them for each source or cache individually. The
configuration of paletted PNGs or the JPEG quality is no longer a global

- http://mapproxy.org/docs/nightly/configuration.html#image-format-options

There is now also support for integer images, e.g. for DEMs.


There is first support for the OGC WMTS standard. It implements KVP
requests and can be used with existing caches.

- http://mapproxy.org/docs/nightly/services.html#web-map-tile-services

New mapproxy-util command line tool

There is a new mapproxy-util command that replaces the paster command for
running the development server. You can now start a test server with:

  mapproxy-util serve-develop mapproxy.yaml

Paster (PasteDeploy/PasteScript) is no longer a requirement, but it is
still supported.

- http://mapproxy.org/docs/nightly/deployment.html


Oliver Tonnhofer    | Omniscale GmbH & Co KG    | http://omniscale.de
http://mapproxy.org | https://bitbucket.org/olt | @oltonn

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