[OSM-dev] openstreet map and wms
steve at asklater.com
Mon Jun 18 23:19:27 BST 2007
On 18 Jun 2007, at 19:26, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>> Should be approximately trivial to make a WMS which just compiles
>> existing tiles together.
> If you want to offer a trivial minimum WMS compliant service of
> limited value, yes. (You'd still have to do re-scaling of the
> bitmaps on the fly as clients can specify a geo extent *and* image
> width/height with their request and you have to comply.)
> The nontrivial part is that a WMS server will usually allow the
> caller to also specify the desired projection, and the server is
> expected to comply. You can cheat your way out of the projection
> issue by announcing to the client that you only speak one specific
> projection (this will then lead to clients having to do re-
> projection based on bitmaps, uglifying all the fonts and so on).
Well that's the thing isn't it, a standard that allows everyone to do
anything at any time in any way. Any why doesn't anyone implement it,
SteveC | steve at asklater.com | http://www.asklater.com/steve/
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