[Fwd: Re: [OSGeo-Standards] OGC name for a tile cache]

creed at opengeospatial.org creed at opengeospatial.org
Mon Dec 10 08:46:18 EST 2007

Peter is correct that WFS-T etc has become an easy way for folks to
express whether they are dealing with a WFS that is read only or a WFS
that also supports transactions. There is no standard OGC naming
convention for such ad-hoc extensions to the names of OGC standards.

As to the draft tiling service documents, from an OGC process perspective,
there is no official name for the tiling interface.



> On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 07:22:11AM +1100, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Some clarification from Cubewerx:
>> Panagiotis (Peter) A. Vretanos wrote:
>> Cameron,
>> First, as the editor of the WFS specification, I can tell you that the
>> suffix '-T' has no official meaning whatsoever.  Sure, lots of people
>> with a penchant for acronyms attach all sorts of suffixes to WFS (WFS-T,
>> WFS-X, WRS-blah) to mean one thing or another but the specification
>> itself does not use any of these suffixes.  It simply define two
>> conformance classes based on the operations that the server offers.
>> As for the web map tiling service, the official acronym is WMTS.  This
>> is not considered to be a WMS with tiling capabilities but an entirely
>> new service API for a tiled mapping service.
> Good to know that they've gone against all the recommendations of the
> tiling group at FOSS4G2006...
> I'm Still waiting for the document to be published publicly so that I
> can offer feedback. We were told 'Soon' at FOSS4G2007, and I've not
> heard anything yet. This is beyond a level that I would describe as
> 'soon'. Can anyone at OGC comment on that? Or did I miss something
> becoming available? I have been keeping an eye out.
> Regards,
> --
> Christopher Schmidt
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