Maps are often static. As most mapping clients render WMS (Web Map Service) data every time they are queried, this can result in unnecessary processing and increased wait times. GeoWebCache optimizes this experience by saving (caching) map tiles as they are requested, in effect acting as a proxy
... [More] between client (such as OpenLayers or Google Maps) and server (such as GeoServer, or any WMS-compliant server). As new maps and tiles are requested, GeoWebCache intercepts these calls and returns pre-rendered tiles if stored, or calls the server to render new tiles as necessary. Thus, once tiles are stored, the speed of map rendering increases many times, making for a more seamless user experience.
GeoWebCache is one of the easiest ways to accelerate your WMS mapping server. [Less]
Project for direct inclusion of maps based on OpenStreetMap in Wikimedia projects, such as Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikimedia Commons and Wikiquote.
The project is focused on efforts to produce an OSM tileserver (kartotherian) hosted and officially supported by the Wikimedia Foundation at
... [More] maps.wikimedia.org, and to integrate such maps into MediaWiki wikis with a MediaWiki extension (Kartographer).
Tighly connected are the "unofficial" tools and extensions which may work with any MediaWiki wiki (such as SemanticMaps) or be focused on Wikimedia usage (such as WMA / WikiMiniAtlas, GeoHack, WIWOSM / Wikipedia where in OSM. See also:
* https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:Map_extensions [Less]