Monday, April 30, 2018

WMS? TMS? WMTS? MapCast Subscribers Take Your Pick

An explanation in plain English without the WTF


As a new subscriber to MapCast, you'll need to connect to the service before you can get to work. On the MapCast dashboard there are five options. Here I'll recommend which connection type to use and when.

Your service connection type will depend on the software you plan to use.

First, a quick overview of what you can do with MapCast based on the connection type you choose. In all cases, MapCast delivers image tiles at various scales which are displayed in turn as the user zooms in or out.  The user has access to view the data, not direct access to the data itself, therefore, it can not be manipulated, saved or edited.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Rarely Asked Questions: How To Use A Tile Map Service

If you can use Google Maps, then you're already an expert. It's much easier than you think.


What's a TMS?


TMS is a Tile Map Service. Aerial imagery from our planes is processed to create a highly detailed photo map that covers Southern Ontario. A grid is used to split the photo map into thousands of small tiles.