Web formats. The internet is full of useful data,
Most backcountry users have become familiar with Google Earth, Google Maps, and others.
TrueNorth is committed the support of using free mapping services as a base map within the software.
Support for “Tile Server” base services such as Google Maps and OpenStreetMaps, vector data like GeoJSON and WFS (Web Feature Service), and image data like WMS (Web Map Service) are built as extensible units to the core software.
|GeoRSS||Geographic RSS (Really Simple Syndication)||Yes||No||RSS is a news reader-based format, usually for notification of spatial events like Tsunami or Earthquakes|
|WMS||Web Map Service||Yes||WMS serves imagery in layers using a standard format|
|WFS||Web Feature Service||Yes||No||WFS serves features in vector format|
|OpenStreetMaps||Map tile images||Yes||No||User contributed maps of the world|
|Google Maps||Map tile images||Yes||State of the art satellite and aerial imagery|
|ESRI ArcGIS online||ESRI online tile servers||Yes||No|
|MapBox||Online tile service for custom maps||Yes|
|Bing Maps||Microsoft mapping service||Yes|
|GeoJSON||Map data||Yes||Used for web data interchange|