I have a simple python script that is pulling in lat,longs from company's db and we are trying to create several bounding boxes around these points to simulate zoom-levels. The script will pull tiles from the geoserver, but will not pull from cache. In the geoserver url, I have tiling enabled, but I have been told that the BB's I created do not line up with the "grid" for tiling, so it won't pull from geoservers cach? The documentation makes it seem like i should be able to pull from cache anyway.....any ideas?
It's hard to understand exactly what your question is, but if you are trying to create WMS requests for areas of interest (AOI) around your data points then using a WMS request with the boundingbox generated by the python sounds like the way to go.
If you want to make use of your tile cache (GWC) then you need a more sophisticated client which can take your generated bounding box and split it up into the required number of tile requests. Maybe something like http://nullege.com/codes/search/mapproxy.core.client.TMSClient would work for you.