Web Map Tile Service (WMTS)

Spectrum Spatial provides an OGC-compliant Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) built to the OGC specifications for WMTS versions 1.0.0 (located at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wmts). WMTS is a standard implemented by OGC to provide a performance oriented and scalable service to its users. A WMTS server achieves this by using image caching strategies to serve pre-rendered georeferenced map tiles. Spectrum Spatial allows clients to request and servers to deliver tiled mapping data over the Internet or private intranet through the HTTP protocol. Any client that is built to the OGC specification can view your service and make requests for map tiles.

The Spectrum Spatial WMTS provides operations that:
  • describe the service capabilities
  • get a map tile

The georeferenced resources provided in a basic WMTS are organized into "WMTS layers".