A Web Map Service (WMS) provides maps (that is, images of geographic data) over the internet. WMS is defined by an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) specification and is also an International Standard (ISO 19128:2005) WMS defines the format of HTTP URLs that are used retrieve the table of contents ("service metadata") of a server and to request customized maps from a server.
This computer hosts WMS servers and viewers used by several NASA projects. Each project has an associated Viewer that provides a graphical interface to one or more NASA WMS servers. The WMS servers are also accessible by any WMS-compatible client. Detailed service metadata about each server is provided in XML format.
These services are provided by the Software Integration and Visualization Office (SIVO) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
|Projects||Viewers||Sample Images and Service Metadata |
|Public: satellite imagery and ancillary layers
of general interest
||Public Viewer||Aqua MODIS WMS|
|Terra MODIS WMS|
|CPC Composite WMS|
|MAP06: Modeling, Analyis & Prediction program 2006: simulations of meteorological quantities.||MAP06 Viewer||MAP06 WMS|
|INTEX-B: Intercontinental Transport Experiment phase B: simulations of aerosols and carbon monoxide.||INTEX-B Viewer||INTEX-B WMS|
|Ocean Winds: observed and modeled sea-surface winds for the period 2001-2005.||Ocean Winds Viewer||Ocean Winds WMS|
|Moon: several lunar images and datasets.||Moon Viewer||Moon WMS|
|Jupiter: Cassini image of Jupiter.||Jupiter Viewer||Jupiter WMS|
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