Opened 12 years ago
Closed 11 years ago
#797 closed task (wontfix)
maptiler should be recategorised as a web service
|Reported by:||camerons||Owned by:|
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.
Change history (3)
comment:1 by , 12 years ago
|Keywords:||5.5 added; 5.0 removed|
comment:2 by , 11 years ago
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 by , 11 years ago
|Status:||new → closed|
It's a front end to gdal2tiles.py:
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:
"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.