web services




Web services include Web Map Services, Feature Services, Geoprocessing Services, and Print Services. Web Map Service is a protocol for serving georeferenced map images over the internet that are generated by a map server using data from a GIS database. WMS are especially useful to the display of spatial data where the user only needs to consume the data, not edit it.

GIS 550: Geospatial Data Structures & Web Services

GIS web service provides access to GIS data or functionality over the web in a standardized fashion. A service can be consumed or integrated into a web mapping application making it an interface by which an application can access your data or GIS functionality.

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