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I am trying to implement some TMS specs as per I am particularly interested in the service discovery part ( and ).

The page is very clear wrt status of the specs, ie experimental. I am wondering if it is worth implementing it at all in fact.

Bottom line is that I am struggling to find a server that would actually comply to the specs above mentioned.

Does anyone know of such a server? + state of the specs? should I just stick to the good old url pattern and drop all the server service discovery stuff?

Thanks for any pointers,


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From the GeoWebCache docs it seems that it has been superseded by WMTS but that GeoWebCache (i.e. most GeoServers) should be able to handle a request for TMS tiles.

That said I've never tried it my self.

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Ah yes, thanks for the link. I guess there won't be much progress on TMS specs in the future. I will just stick to the basics then (url pattern) and forget about the service capabilities. I have a few links to TMS services (such as the great ESRI one at but I have not found a TMS (meta) directory yet. Any idea? – Thomas Feb 15 '13 at 9:19

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