Introduction to the OpenGeo Suite
Part 5: GeoWebCache¶
GeoWebCache is a tool that boosts the performance of a WMS by pre-drawing and saving map images for faster responses to client requests.
In our evolving diagram of OpenGeo Suite architecture, GeoWebCache sits atop GeoServer’s map services brokering map tiles to web-mapping applications in the client tier.
GeoWebCache can operate in one of two ways: as a separate “map proxy” to GeoServer and other map servers, and directly integrated with GeoServer.
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