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Useful background on Web Mapping
« on: 12 February 2016, 06:32:23 »
The following articles from Wikipedia about web mapping are of interest:These other websites have a variety of background information about GIS, and mapping for the web:(Note that I have not yet read all of these, nor fully absorbed what all their implications are for us as one-placers wanting to map our places.)
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Fundamentals of Mapping
« Reply #1 on: 10 November 2016, 18:30:07 »
The Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) in Australia has a useful site on the Fundamentals of Mapping. It provides "a comprehensive general overview of maps, mapping, cartography and map production".  It includes sections on:
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Re: Useful background on Web Mapping
« Reply #2 on: 23 February 2017, 20:44:57 »
This article on How to get information about layer-structure on a WMS is a useful technical discussion on WMS.  This is one way that maps can be made available for use by others on the internet.

Another way of making mapping available is WMTS and this discussion about The difference between a WMTS and a WMS is useful.

 

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