[MapProxy] Looking for Vector Data Proxy Server

Rahkonen Jukka (MML) jukka.rahkonen at maanmittauslaitos.fi
Tue Oct 10 02:38:25 PDT 2017

Existing implementations in Geoserver/Geowebcache https://2016.foss4g-na.org/session/vector-tiles-geoserver-and-openlayers and in Mapserver/Mapcache

-Jukka Rahkonen-

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Lähettäjä: MapProxy [mailto:mapproxy-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] Puolesta Just van den Broecke
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Aihe: Re: [MapProxy] Looking for Vector Data Proxy Server


Another route is to extend MP for Vector Tiling. This question/suggestion came up earlier on this list:
A clean solution would be helped by sponsored development.


Just van den Broecke

On 10-10-17 01:34, Anne Blankert wrote:
> Hello Dominic Napoleon,
> Most web server software such as Apache httpd, NginX and HAproxy are 
> capable of proxying any http or https requests. So these can also be 
> used for proxying of (vector-) tiles and WFS.
> Besides just proxying raster data, MapProxy has several other 
> features, such as caching, reprojecting and support for multiple 
> service types (wms, wms-c, tms, wmts, etc.) plus providing 
> capabilities (service
> metadata) and extra services like legend requests or feature info requests.
> If you want similar features for vector data, such a proxy software 
> would be able to retrieve vector data from many different sources, 
> cache the data as vector tiles and would be able to reproject and 
> stitch tiles together in order to support several vector data 
> retrieval formats and services (wfs, kml?, geojson?, ).
> I am not currently aware of such vector-data proxying software. If 
> anyone knows about a project that does for vector data and services 
> what MapProxy does for raster data and services, I would also very 
> much like to learn about that.
> One solution might be NginX configured as a caching proxy for proxying 
> vector tiles from a remote source. Such an NginX service would only 
> support vector tiles. If tiles are in the cache, NginX can deliver 
> them very quickly. If not available, you can configure NginX to 
> retrieve new tiles from for instance a database or other external 
> source. Remote sources are mostly much slower but retrieval needs to 
> be done only once per unique vector data tile.
> Another solution might be Geoserver. Geoserver can convert many vector 
> sources into vector tiles. It also supports WFS. However, I believe 
> Geoserver cannot currently retrieve and manage vector tiles or WFS 
> data from remote servers / services (=proxying) very efficiently?
> Anne
> 2017-10-09 19:17 GMT+02:00 Napoleon, Dominic 
> <dominic.napoleon at rgi-corp.com <mailto:dominic.napoleon at rgi-corp.com>>:
>     Hey all,
>     I'm looking for a solution like MapProxy but which supports proxying
>     vector map data, like vector tiles or WFS.  Is there such a program
>     out there already that can cache and serve vector data?
>     Thanks!
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