[OSGeo-Standards] [Fwd: [OGC Press Release] OGC Requests Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) Reference Implementations]

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Subject: [OGC Press Release] OGC Requests Web Map Tile Service (WMTS)
Reference Implementations
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 14:16:42 -0400 (EDT)
From: OGC Press Release <announce at opengeospatial.org>
Reply-To: announce at opengis.org, announce at opengeospatial.org
To: media at lists.opengeospatial.org

For information about this announcement, contact:

Contact: info at opengeospatial.org

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2 June 2011.  The   Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
[http://www.opengeospatial.org/]  requests reference implementations
of the   OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) Interface Standard
[http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wmts]  for use in compliance

The OGC   Compliance Testing program
[http://www.opengeospatial.org/compliance]  (CITE) tests whether
implementations of OGC standards comply with mandatory elements in the
standards. Implementations that pass CITE tests are eligible to pay a
Trademark License Fee to use the "Certified OGC Compliant" brand in
packaging and marketing.

A WMTS enabled server application can serve map tiles of spatially
referenced data using tile images with predefined content, extent, and
resolution. WMTS is related to the OGC's Web Map Server (WMS) but is
designed to enable better server performance in applications that
involve many simultaneous requests. To improve performance, instead of
creating a new image for each request, WMTS returns small
pre-generated images (e.g. PNG or JPEG) or reuses identical previous
requests that follow a discrete set of tile matrices.

Development of abstract and executable tests suites (ETS) for WMTS
clients and servers is underway. The current draft of the WMTS
abstract test suite is at

OGC Members with WMTS client and server implementations (and test data
if available) are invited to become WMTS CITE Initiative sponsors by
making these resources available for free for “black box”
testing in WMTS executable test suite development. The first three
implementations to pass 100% of the testing process during the release
candidate phase will have their Trademark License Fee waived for their
first complete annual licensing period.

The OGC is seeking client implementations that run on a Windows
platform or are accessed via the Web.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit
http://cite.opengeospatial.org/node/70  or contact: Luis Bermudez,
OGC Director of Interoperability Certification,
lbermudez at opengeospatial.org

The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 415
companies, government agencies, research organizations, and
universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly
available geospatial standards. OGC Standards empower technology
developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and
useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled.
Visit the OGC website at   http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact/.

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