there are so many different caching servers around:

  • MapCache
  • MapProxy
  • GeoWebCach
  • TileCache
  • Tile-Server
  • and maybe more.

I just wondering that I cannot find an evaluation or feature comparison of them on the web. Does someone bench-mark or compared some of them?

  • As it stands I think your question is too broad. Each entry in a matrix of product by attribute would itself constitute a question in our focussed Q&A format and so you are asking for potentially 45 questions to be answered. – PolyGeo Apr 13 '15 at 11:01

Go for MapProxy.

I used TileCache and GeoWebCache in the past and Mapproxy is far better.

  1. Great performances and small footprint
  2. Quite simple to understand and configure
  3. You can by-pass Mapproxy with NGINX if you map your cache directory as a web directory. Calling Mapproxy only in cache-miss case.
  4. Project is very active
  5. Few bugs

Some example of what is possible with Mapproxy (from my own blog) : http://xavierraffin.com/2016/12/17/Custom-webmap-from-multiple-images

This map is build with Mapproxy, you can appreciate the performance (single webserver in Toulouse France) : http://www.tisseo.fr/en/interactive-map

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    Please note if you want to promote your own product/blog you must disclose your affiliation, otherwise your answer may be flagged as spam. Please read How to not be a spammer – DavidPostill Jul 31 '17 at 22:37
  • I am not affiliated to Mapproxy. I just like the tool and use it in a lot of projects. – xavierraffin Aug 1 '17 at 23:35
  • That may be, but you are promoting your own website/blog. You must say that it is yours. – DavidPostill Aug 2 '17 at 8:10
  • Is it better now? – xavierraffin Aug 31 '17 at 20:41
  • That's perfect ... :) – DavidPostill Aug 31 '17 at 21:34

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