Skal dine data i sving skal de kunne konsumeres af nutidens kortspisere og de mest udbredte lever idag af cached tiles ...
If you want your data distributed widely you must make them consumable and this is most likely done by caching tiles ...
[...] The need for a caching solution that could be easily integrated with GeoServer drove the development of GeoWebCache, a product that seeks to break down the limitations of tile caching. For those unfamiliar with GeoServer, GeoServer is an open source software server written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. Designed for interoperability, it publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards.
GISWeekly: What was the impetus behind the creation of GeoWebCache? The history?
Through Google Summer of Code Chris Whitney was able to spend a summer creating what became known as jTileCache. It had very basic functionality, but also original ideas like using the Java Caching System to store image objects and compress them on the fly. Over the next nine months that code was then reworked by OpenGeo into what is today known as GeoWebCache. Through external funding we were able to add native interfaces for Virtual Earth and Google Maps, making it easy to use those clients against data served by WMS servers.
Last summer the project benefited from another generous Summer of Code grant, allowing Marius Suta to contribute code that enabled XML configuration using XStream and a RESTful configuration interface. [...]
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