[Fwd: [OSGeo-Standards] WMS-C and Capabilities]

Ian Turton ijturton at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 10:53:27 EDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 9:41 AM, Christopher Schmidt
<crschmidt at metacarta.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 09:22:27PM +1000, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Christopher Schmidt wrote:
>> >The paper isn't published; no one who isn't an OGC member can get access
>> >to it.
>> >
>> >As usual, the OGC is going about creating standards in a vaccuum, hiding
>> >drafts from potential implementors.
>> >
>> >(TileCache has had WMTS support for 9 months now, but only because I got
>> >an illegal copy of the document from someone who does have OGC access.
>> >I've been waiting for the document to be published ever since so I could
>> >comment on it, since there are a number of supremely flawed design
>> >decisions, imho.)
>> >
>> >Regards,
>> >
>> From memory, the OGC has granted OSGeo a number of "user" accounts, so
>> that Open Source developers can attend OGC meetings and get access to specs.
>> 1. Chris, your contributions toward tile cache clearly highlight you a
>> worthy recipient of one of these accounts if you want it.
> I'm not going to comment on the specification until it's public. I've
> been urging everyone I talk to about this to make this spec public for
> almost a year now, and although the previous version was published in a
> timely manner, as far as I know, r4 is still not available, 10 months
> after r3 was published (and at the time r3 was published, r4 was already
> complete).
> (Additionally, The two specs are completely unrelated in implementation,
> so the publication of r3 is not helpful for comments.)

The latest version (07-057r5 Web Map Tiling Service Standard.doc
(25-08-2008)) of the document is publicly available at


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