[ANN] MapProxy - new caching proxy for geospatial data
This is a one-time post to announce the MapProxy project, an open
source proxy for geospatial data. MapProxy caches, accelerates and
transforms data from existing map servers. It is a middle-man between
existing web map servers (like MapServer or GeoServer) and clients.
All existing web and desktop GIS applications can be used, but also
modern clients like OpenLayers and GoogleEarth.
The project started late 2008 and is now available as Open Source. It
is actively developed and supported by Omniscale and is released under
the GNU AGPL License 3.0. The project is looking for developers and
- Accelerate WMS servers
- Serve WMS/TMS/KML requests
- Reproject data on-the-fly
- Add watermarks/attribution
- many more
It is written in Python and should run on all major platforms.