- Geospatial Web Map Services
The Geospatial Web Map Services provide a HTTP interface for requesting geo-registered map images from one or more distributed geospatial databases. A WMS request defines the geographic layer(s) and area of interest to be processed. The response to the request is one or more geo-registered map images. Typical image formats for the map result are PNG, JPEG, GIF or SVG. There are open source WMS Servers such as UMN Mapserver and Mapnik. Commercial alternatives exist from most commercial GIS vendors, such as ESRI ArcIMS, ArcGIS Server, GeoClip, Intergraph Geomedia WebMap, and others.
- Geospatial Services