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52°North WPS

Web Service

The 52°North Web Processing Service (WPS) enables web access to geospatial processing algorithms provided by Sextane, ArcGIS Server, or custom developed functions. Algorithms may be as simple as determining the difference in influenza cases between two different seasons, or as complicated as a global climate change model.


Core Features

Core GIS functions:

  • SimpleBufferAlgorithm
  • DouglasPeuckerAlgorithm
  • IntersectionAlgorithm

Backend algorithms available through:

  • Sextante
  • ArcGIS Server

Input and Output formats supported:

  • Vector Data: GML2, GML3, SHP files, KML, WKT (Well-known Text)
  • Raster Data: Geotiff, AsciiGrid

A browser based client

Implemented Standards

  • OGC Web Processing Service (WPS)
  • OGC GML2 SimpleFeatures
  • OGC GML3 SimpleFeatures



Licence: GPL

Software Version: WPS 2.0 RC6

Supported Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac

Commercial Support:

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