|Working With Spatial Services / Learning More About the Web Services|
The Map Tiling Service dynamically renders subsets of a map on a per-request basis. This subset is called a tile. The tiles rendered by the Map Tiling Service can be used individually, or combined to form larger maps, in applications for seamless map interaction. This service provides fast, simple, light-weight map rendering where more complex map rendering can be performed using the Mapping Service.
The Map Tiling Service allows the hosting of multiple maps that can be used to render the tiles. These named maps are located in one or more map repositories. Each map hosted by the Map Tiling Service can have a specific configuration that defines how the map will be used to create tiles.
The built-in pluggable caching mechanism is an important feature of the Map Tiling Service. When this caching is turned on, tiles are stored so serving of tiles to the client is both faster and less resource intensive. This also allows the pregeneration of tiles and pointing the Map Tiling Service to this cache.
The URL endpoint for the Map Tiling Service has the following general form:
To see the full documentation for the Map Tiling Service, see the Services section in the Spectrum™ Technology Platform Spectrum Spatial Guide.
To walk through the steps for creating and using map tiles, see Map Tiling in the How-to section.