Sophia Parafina threw this gem up over the weekend (3 day weekend no less).
Don’t get me wrong, W*S style services will have a long tail, because we’ve spent a decade expounding it’s virtues to the Federal government. However, it’s time we recognize the WMS is OBE.
Go read the details. Me? I’m no fan of WMS by any means, but tile map server URLs can be just as complicated and undocumented. OGC WMS URLs? A mess at any level, but documented. Pick your poison, but at least tile map services can scale.
Either way, conquering web mapping URLs can make you pass out.