[Fwd: Re: [OSGeo-Standards] OGC name for a tile cache]
crschmidt at metacarta.com
Thu Dec 13 12:22:34 EST 2007
On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 02:36:55PM +0100, Arnulf Christl wrote:
> On Sun, December 9, 2007 22:31, 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...
> Yes, I don't get it either.
Well, the r3 paper actually identifies the reason why, which is good.
I have disagreements with that, but I'll wait for a public location for
comments to be published before bothering to write them up.
For thee record, as of earlier this morning, TileCache has preliminary
support for serving WMTS tiles based on my understanding of the
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