WhooTS is a small and simple wms to tiles proxy / redirect system.
Essentially it enables the use of WMS in applications that only accept Tiles (google / Openstreetmap scheme) – WMS is now in Potlatch!
How to use it?
a mapwarper map:
viewing it in Potlatch, the OpenStreetMap editor:
Using a mapserver WMS request, with one layer:
Its’s quite simple, does not do any caching, it just redirects a tile url to an equivalent WMS request. It would only work with WMS servers that accept EPSG:900913 projections, and at the moment, it outputs OSM / Google Tile scheme, not a proper TMS tile scheme.
It’s written in Ruby with the Sinatra micro web application framework. The code is available on GitHub too. http://github.com/timwaters/whoots