Reference document

Org
OGC
Pubnum
09-110r4
Date
2012
Version
Title
Web Coverage Service Core (WCS):2012

Applicability

A Web Coverage Service supports the networked interchange of geospatial data as coverages (i.e. raster, matrix and imagery data). Unlike a Web Map Service which filters and portrays geospatial data to return static maps (server-rendered as pictures), the Web Coverage Service provides access to intact (unrendered) geospatial information, as needed for client-side rendering, multi-valued coverages, and input into scientific models and other clients beyond simple viewers. It can

  • Distribute geospatial raster data in standardised formats (e.g. GeoTIFF)
  • Answer basic queries about the coverages
  • Tell other programs what capabilities the service can perform

Responsible Party

Name
NCIA/JISR

Status

URI
http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=41437

History

Flag Date RFC Version
added 2004-05-28 5-27 0.6
changed 2010-08-09 5.0
changed 2013-10-23 7-27 8.0
changed 2017-01-14 9-19 10.0
UUID
d7a476ca-f3cf-43b5-8edc-b758862adb63

Relationships

This standard is used by the following service profiles: