TinyOWS an OGC WMS and WFS-T high performance server

Presentation | Presented

  • Olivier Courtin, Camptocamp France SAS
  • David Jonglez, Camptocamp France SAS

TinyOWS server implements latest WMS and WFS-T standard versions, as well as related standards such as Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) or Filter Encoding (FE).

Other Open Source projects, such as MapServer or GeoServer for instance, are already in the GIS field obviously doing the same job.

Therefore, TinyOWS goals and improvements towards 'state-of-the art' end results are :
1.To be as close as possible to latest OGC specifications (or at least their principles)
2.To choose a KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) approach on implementation
3.To keep performance in mind

OGC Compliant:
- Implementation of following standards (WMS 1.1.1 & 1.3.0, WFS 1.0 & 1.1, SLD 1.0 & 1.1, FE 1.0 & 1.1, GML 2 & 3)
- OGC Tests suite driven.

KISS approach:
- TinyOWS deeply relies on PostGis to provide vector data storage, GIS manipulation and treatments.
- Really compact code

Performance in mind:
- ANSI C implementation
- Cache mechanisms
- Impressive benchmarks

TinyOWS is an Open Source project, released under MIT license and initially provided by Camptocamp company.

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