WMS Is Great…

WMS is great… when it works. But having all my maps go busted because a server outside of my control decides that it doesn’t want to work today (today, the MassGIS WMS server, yesterday, a TIGER/LINE source I was using) is really annoying.

Oh well. At least one of my two basemaps is up.

2 Responses to “WMS Is Great…”

  1. John Cowan Says:

    A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn’t even know existed can render your own computer unusable.
    –Leslie Lamport, 1987

  2. Mikel Maron Says:

    There are a couple connected efforts, slightly under the aegis of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, which directly address this issue.