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PHPGeoTiles for Google App Engine (Project name changed!)

January 11th, 2009 2 comments

Update 1 : Project name changed from PHPGeoCache to PHPGeoTiles due to a conflict, sorry for change.

Hi Geo Readers,

I am very happy to announce a new Open Source project :   PHPGeoTiles

PHPGeoTiles is a tile proxy for Web Map Services (WMS). It creates tiles from WMS to store them on local disk or Google App Engine‘s “BigTable”.

This project is not the first one, there are better implementations of caching. So there is a question that why did i started this project? There are two answers for this question :

  • There is no caching mechanism written in PHP (if there are any, please let me know 🙂 )
  • There is no caching mechanism store tiles on Google App Engine

I have been coding for 7 years in PHP, so it is a better environment for me than Java, .NET or python. PHP is also very popular on web due to its simplicity. You can easily find hosting on internet. Also I have been using Google App Engine for 3 months to store my tiles. Google App Engine is a kind of “Cloud Computing” environment to use in your applications.

This version is the first one as numbered 0.1. So that testing phase is very limited and its your responsibility to use it in your projects.

I’m very glad to hear your comments, questions or bug reports about the project 🙂

Project Web Page : PHPGeoTiles

Update 2 : Version 0.2 is available, ArcGIS Server REST API to Google App Engine support is added to new version.