Communication protocols between the server and client

  • Agreement between the server and the client is about

    how to ask for the data

    how to send the data

  • Basically API (application programming interface)

OGC Open Web Services

Open Geospatial Consortium is international organisation for developing and publishing standards in the geospatial domain.

Among others OGC produces set of "Open Web Services" -- standards for publishing geospatial data. Three most used standards are:

  • OGC WMS - Web Mapping Service
  • OGC WFS - Web Feature Service
  • OGC WCS - Web Coverage Service