The OGC seeks comments on candidate OGC Web Map Tile Service Simple Profile

Please note: This Request closed on 12 July 2014.
Open Date: 
Thursday, 12 June 2014 UTC
Closing Date: 
Saturday, 12 July 2014 04:00 UTC

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC™) membership seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Web Map Tile Service Simple Profile of the OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) Interface Standard.

Current OGC WMTS Interface Standard implementations return small, pre-generated map images (e.g., PNG or JPEG) or reuse cached map requests that follow a discrete set of tile matrices. The standard defines rules for multiple request/response patterns, including KVP, REST and SOAP.

The candidate OGC WMTS Simple Profile aligns the currently implemented and more comprehensive OGC WMTS Interface Standard to other popular tile initiatives that are less flexible but widely adopted. Server implementations of this profile should share two common sets of tile matrices and have a mandatory RESTful interface, though other interfaces are allowed. The WMTS Simple Profile is designed to allow developers to more quickly implement the WMTS standard. 


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