Wondering if someone here can put me on the right path to finding research, algorithms or open source software for serving tiles that aren't geographic in nature. I suppose I'm also interested in client side software that exposes the titles to web users.
Everything I've found seems to be tightly coupled with mapping. However, it seems like there are other potential applications based on the same technology. For example, I have a huge photograph I want to break into tiles and allow for zooming and panning similar to Google Maps.