WMS information

WMS information

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WMS information

Use of WMS (web map service)

WMS are designed to share map resources over the internet. This allows users to view spatial data resources without the need to store a local copy of the raw dataset.

The GetMap request can be used to get a map, defined by some parameters. The following example URL gets the ICES Statistical Areas map as a png image:

The GetCapabilities request returns metadata describing the service:

The WMS can be used by various map client software. When connecting to the ICES Spatial Facility WMS the following URL should be specified:


Find more information on WMS on the Open Geospatial Consortium website