TinyOWS - A high performance WFS-T server, now part of the MapServer project.
WFS is becoming a widely used component in spatial data infrastructures. Transactional WFS (WFS-T), allows editing of the vector data stored on a WFS server via a web interface or standard desktop GIS client using OGC standards. The amount of data transferred during transactions can quickly become large so a high performance WFS-T server is a must have for maintaining a high quality of service for WebGIS applications.
TinyOWS can be defined by two keywords: performance and standards.
- TinyOWS WFS-T performance is significantly better than other commonly used Open Source WFS-T servers (for example, GeoServer) thanks to the use of various mechanisms of compression applied to the output streams of GetFeature and OGC WFS requests.
Compliance with standards
- TinyOWS strives to follow the OGC and ISO specifications as closely as possible and as such, implements the latest versions of OGC WFS (1.0.0, 1.1.0) and even stateless WFS-T.