The Web Map Service (WMS) specification was one of the most successful accomplishments of the (OGC). OGC-compliant Web map servers are everywhere on the Internet now. The public availability of free map services from government agencies and commercial providers has resulted in an explosion of map-based applications on the Web. However these servers vary in quality, capabilities, performance and reliability. Building applications around them can be difficult. CubeSERV®, the CubeWerx Web Map Server can end all that uncertainty.
Simply the best
Nearly all WMS products on the market, whether Open Source or commercial, suffer from various limitations. They may only produce maps in certain image formats, or a single map projection. CubeWerx WMS is the most complete and comprehensive implementation of the OGC standard on the market. It is capable of producing maps in all popular image formats, using hundreds of map projections. CubeWerx helped create the WMS standard back in 1999 and since that time have rigorously maintained compliance to every version of the specification. Our continued involvement in the evolution of the standard means that the CubeWerx WMS is compliant to new versions of the specification as soon as they become public. This means that you can build your applications on a CubeWerx Map server with confidence.
A Cascading Service
If it wasn't enough to simply be the best Web Map Server on the market, CubeWerx WMS is actually capable of making other map servers better. Using its unique cascading capability, you can plug your CubeWerx WMS into multiple downstream map servers, regardless of their vendors, versions or capabilities. CubeSERV® will augment any missing functionality and present their contents as its own. It can automatically re-project maps from servers that do not support the map projection you require, or convert their map images to whatever format you wish. If they do not support the version of the WMS specification you need, CubeSERV® translates their capabilities for you. All of this happens seamlessly and automatically. The CubeWerx Cascading Map server takes a confusing conglomeration of incompatible data sources and distills them into a single point of entry, with all the capabilities you require. This translates into greatly reduced development time. You focus on creating your application, not struggling to integrate disparate data sources.
A word about performance
The CubeWerx Web Map server is designed for speed and scalability. Its built-in load balancer can automatically route map requests to sibling servers for faster response time. Caching is used extensively throughout the architecture. Every aspect of the server's behavior can be tuned using a simple yet powerful Web-based Configuration dashboard.
A geospatial security gateway
CubeSERV® is integrated with our product. You can install it in cascading mode and use it as a gateway to provide security and authentication to downstream map servers. Protect all your organization's map services, regardless of their vendors, using spatially defined role-based access control rules.