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 Web Map Service
 Web Map Service (WMS) is an International Standard which defines a "map" to be a portrayal of geographic information as a digital image file suitable for display on a computer screen. WMS is a specification that produces maps of spatially referenced data dynamically from geographic information. WMS-produced maps are generally rendered in a pictorial format such as PNG, GIF or JPEG, or occasionally as vector-based graphical elements in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).


Scalable Vector Graphics Tiny
Vector image formats are newly implemented into geographic mapping and becoming more and more popular. They're actual vectors of data stored in mathematical formats rather than bits of colored dots. This formatting falls into a lot of proprietary formats, formats made for specific programs. CorelDraw (CDR), Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language (HGL), Windows Metafiles (EMF) and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic).

 Because of industry demand, two mobile profiles were introduced with SVG 1.1: SVG Tiny (SVGT) and SVG Basic (SVGB). These are subsets of the full SVG standard, mainly intended for user agents with limited capabilities. In particular, SVG Tiny was defined for highly restricted mobile devices such as cellphones, and SVG Basic was defined for higher level mobile devices, such as PDAs. Hence, it was decided that SVG Tiny would be a strict subset of SVG Basic, itself a strict subset of SVG Full.

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