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Published on 1 June 2022

Web Map Tiling Services WMTS: available services and data

A WMTS service does not offer the flexibility of free scale selection; it offers instead faster loading/transmission time by using static tiles with fixed and discrete scales. This fixed structure of tiles allows the use of a WMTS service with a web server that simply retrieves the available files. This tile architecture also allows the use of standard network mechanisms for scalability such as distributed cache systems.