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Deegree is an open source project framework which supports OGC services.

OGC based services

Name Functionality
Web Map Service (WMS) Web-based creation of maps out of raster and vector datasets. The generated maps can be visualized by common web browsers.
Web Feature Service (WFS) Web-based access to vector geo-data, that is delivered as GML 2.1.1 conformant XML-documents to clients, which can the further process this data (for example in a desktop GIS).
Web Coverage Service (WCS) Web-based access to raster geo-data, that can be delivered in several image formats (e.g. TIFF, GIF, JPEG,BMP, PNM) and can then further be processed.
Web Catalog Service (WCAS) based on OGC Web Services Stateless Catalog Profile. Web-based catalog service for administration and querying of metadata describing geo-data and geo-services. A catalog service allows retrieval of data and services based on spatial and textual search criteria.
Web Gazetteer Service (WFS-G) Service allowing geo-referencing of geographic entities based on textual identifiers (e.g. place names)
Web Terrain Service (WTS) Creation of views out of 3D-data like city models and digital elevation models. The generated views can be visualized by standard web browsers.
Web Coordinate Transformation Service (WCTS) A WCTS allows the web-based transformation of geographic coordinates from one coordinate references system into another.

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