Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#797 closed task (wontfix)

maptiler should be recategorised as a web service

Reported by: camerons Owned by: live-demo@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: OSGeoLive Keywords: 5.5, maptiler
Cc:

Description

In our categorizing of applications in the osgeolive documentation, and in the menu structure, maptiler is currently listed under SpatialTools?. http://live.osgeo.org/en/overview/overview.html

However, since maptiler creates tiles which are to be served to the web via various standards, like the Tiled WMS standard, I think it would be better categorised under "Web Services". In particular, it should be put near MapProxy? which provides similar functionality.

Cameron Shorter.

Change history (3)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by hamish

Keywords: 5.5 added; 5.0 removed

It's a front end to gdal2tiles.py:

DESCRIPTION
       This utility generates a directory with small tiles and
       metadata, following OSGeo Tile Map Service Specification.
       Simple web pages with viewers based on Google Maps and
       OpenLayers are generated as well - so anybody can comfortably
       explore your maps on-line and you do not need to install or
       configure any special software (like mapserver) and the map
       displays very fast in the webbrowser. You only need to upload
       generated directory into a web server.

I've reserved "Web services" for web-enabled GIS and interactive/WPS; MapTiler? is just a local processing tool.

here's how I've broken down the menu categories:

#Desktop apps part 1 (traditional analytic GIS)
DESKTOP_APPS=

#Desktop apps part 2 (geodata viewers and editors)
NAV_APPS=

#Server apps part 1 (web-enabled GIS; interactive/WPS)
WEB_SERVICES=

#Server apps part 2 (web based viewers; data only flows down to user)
BROWSER_CLIENTS=

#Infrastructure and miscellanea
SPATIAL_TOOLS=

#Future home of PostGIS and Spatialite; pgRouting???
#  pgadmin, sqlitebrowser, etc  (this one is automatic)
DB_APPS=

#Server apps part 3 (public good theme)
RELIEF_APPS=

"Web Services" has traditionally been over-stuffed with apps, and "Spatial Tools" has traditionally had lots of room in it. So since it isn't a server, is a processing tool, and due to even out the menus I'd prefer to keep it as-is.

Mapproxy lives in /var/www/, connects to port 8011, and so really is a live web server. So I'd leave that where it is too.

Hamish

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by kalxas

Cameron, Hamish, I agree that Maptiler should not be categorized as a Web Service, since it is a Desktop application. I think we should close this issue. Thoughts?

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by hamish

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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