I am trying to implement some TMS specs as per http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Tile_Map_Service_Specification. 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,



From the GeoWebCache docs it seems that it has been superseded by WMTS but that GeoWebCache (i.e. most GeoServers) should be able to handle a request for TMS tiles.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

  • 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 services.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services) but I have not found a TMS (meta) directory yet. Any idea? – Thomas Feb 15 '13 at 9:19

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