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

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 17:38:56 EST 2007

Peter, Edric,
You may be able to answer Chris's questions.

Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> 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,

Cameron Shorter
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