Web Feature Service (WFS) Version 1.1.0 and Web Coverage Service (WCS) Version 1.1.1 Now Supported


Release Date: November 17, 2008

With NSIDC's recent upgrade of MapServer from Version 4.99 to 5.2.0, the Atlas of the Cryosphere's (http://nsidc.org/data/atlas/) Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) is also upgraded—from Version 1.0.0 to 1.1.0. Similarly, support for Web Coverage Service (WCS) has been upgraded from Version 1.0.0 to 1.1.1. WFS provides vector data (points, lines, and polygons) in Geography Markup Language (GML) format, while WCS provides raster data (rectangular grids of data values) in GeoTIFF format. More details on what these services provide and how you can access them are provided at: http://nsidc.org/data/atlas/ogc_services.html.

Support for Web Map Service (WMS) remains at Version 1.1.1.

We welcome your feedback on this project. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please contact NSIDC User Services at +1.303.492.6199, nsidc@nsidc.org, or via our online contact form. The development of this map server application was supported by NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) Program under contract NAS5-03099 and was developed using MapServer, an Open Source development environment for building spatially-enabled internet applications. The Atlas of the Cryosphere was developed by John Maurer.