Web Coverage Service

1) Overview
2) Downloads
3) Related News

1) Overview

This document specifies how a Web Coverage Service (WCS) offers multi-dimensional coverage data for access over the Internet. This document specifies a core set of requirements that a WCS implementation must fulfill. WCS extension standards add further functionality to this core; some of these are required in addition to the core to obtain a complete implementation. This document indicates which extensions, at a minimum, need to be considered in ad-dition to this core to allow for a complete WCS implementation. This core does not prescribe support for any particular coverage encoding format. This also holds for GML as a coverage delivery format: while GML constitutes the canonical format for the definition of WCS, it is not required by this core that a concrete instance of a WCS service implements the GML coverage format. WCS extensions specifying use of data encoding formats in the context of WCS are designed in a way that the GML coverage information contents specified in this core is consistent with the contents of an encoded coverage.

2) Downloads

Version Document Title (click to download) Document # Type
 2.0.1 OGC® WCS 2.0 Interface Standard- Core: Corrigendum  09-110r4 IS
  OGC® Web Coverage Service 2.0 Interface Standard - Earth Observation Application Profile (1.0) 10-140r1 Profile
  OGC® Web Coverage Service Interface Standard - Interpolation Extension (1.0) 12-049 ISx
  OGC® Web Coverage Service Interface Standard - Range Subsetting Extension (1.0) 12-040 ISx
  OGC® Web Coverage Service Interface Standard - Scaling Extension (1.0) 12-039 ISx
  OGC® Web Coverage Service WCS Interface Standard - Processing Extension (2.0) 08-059r4 ISx
  OGC WCS 2.0.1 Corrigendum Release Notes  12-052 Notes
  OGC® Web Coverage Service Interface Standard - CRS Extension (1.0) 11-053r1 ISx
 2.0 OGC® WCS 2.0 Interface Standard - Core  09-110r3 D-IS
  OGC® Web Coverage Service 2.0 Interface Standard - KVP Protocol Binding Extension (1.0.0) 09-147r1 D-IS
  OGC® Web Coverage Service 2.0 Primer: Core and Extensions Overview (2.0) 09-153r1 BP
  OGC® Web Coverage Service 2.0 Interface Standard - XML/SOAP Protocol Binding Extension (2.0) 09-149r1 IS
 1.1.4 Web Coverage Service (WCS) - Transaction operation extension  07-068r4 IS
 1.1.2 Web Coverage Service (WCS) Implementation Standard  07-067r5 D-IS
  Web Coverage Service (WCS) 1.1 extension for CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding (0.2.2) 09-018 DP
  Corrigendum 2 for the OGC Standard Web Coverage Service 1.1 (1.1.2) 07-066r5 Notes
 1.1.1 OpenGIS Web Coverage Service (WCS) Implementation Specification Corrigendum 1  07-067r2 D-IS
 1.1.0 OpenGIS Web Coverage Service (WCS) Implementation Specification  06-083r8 D-IS
  Change Request: WCS: Add Transaction operation (1.1.0) 06-043r3 CR
 1.0.1 OGC® Web Coverage Service 2.0 Interface Standard - KVP Protocol Binding Extension - Corrigendum  09-147r3 ISC
 1.0.0 OpenGIS Web Coverage Service (WCS) - Processing Extension (WCPS)  08-059r3 IS
  WCS Processing Extension (WCPS) Abstract Test Suite (1.0.0) 08-053r2 TS
 1.0.0 OGC® Web Coverage Service 2.0 Interface Standard - XML/POST Protocol Binding Extension  09-148r1 IS
 1.0.0 OpenGIS Web Coverage Service (WCS) Implementation Specification (Corrigendum)  05-076 D-IS
 1.0 OpenGIS Web Coverage Service (WCS) Implementation Specification  03-065r6 D-IS
  Change Request: WCS: Proposal for WCS Transactional - WCS-T (1.0) 06-098 CR
 0.9.0 OWS-5 WCS JPIP Coverage Subsetting Engineering Report  07-169 DP
 0.7 Web Coverage Service  02-024 D-RP
 0.1.0 WCS Change Request: Support for WSDL & SOAP  04-049r1 D-DP
  OWS-8 WCS 2.0 Earth Observation Application Profile Engineering Report  11-096 PER
  OWS-8 WCS 2.0 Earth Observation Application Profile Compliance Tests Engineering Report  11-095r1 PER

 

Submit a Change Request, Requirement, or Comment for this OGC standard.

3) Related News

The OGC seeks comment on GML Coverages GeoTIFF extension and WCS 2.0 GeoTIFF extension standard  2012-11-16 
OGC Releases Discussion Papers: Uncertainty Markup Language and OGC WCS Extension for netCDF Weather Data  2010-04-09 
Go To OGC Press Page