Tile Map Service or TMS, is a specification for tiled web maps, developed by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. The definition generally requires a URI structure which attempts to fulfill REST principles. The TMS protocol fills a gap between the very simple standard used by OpenStreetMap and the complexity of the Web Map Service standard, providing simple urls to tiles while also supporting alternate spatial referencing system.
|Type of format||Container format|
|Container for||XML, JPEG, PNG|
|Open format?||Yes: GNU LGPL|
- "Revision history of "Tile Map Service Specification" - OSGeo". wiki.osgeo.org.
- "OpenGIS Web Map Tile Service Implementation Standard". OGC. March 9, 2010. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
- TMS Specification, OSGeo-Wiki
Free software server implementation of the TMS specification: