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GEBCO Web Map Service (WMS)

Viewing the GEBCO WMS through a web browser.
Viewing the GEBCO WMS through a web browser ©

02 March 2011

On behalf of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) community, BODC has developed a WMS of the GEBCO_08 Grid — a global gridded bathymetric data set.

The WMS provides a means of accessing geo-referenced map images over the internet, which can be viewed in a web browser, incorporated in your own web applications or displayed in various geographic Information System (GIS) mapping packages.

Supported service requests

GetCapabilities

GetCapabilities request for the GEBCO_08 Grid WMS

This request returns information about the layers contained in the service in the form of an XML file (you may need to save this to view the information).

GetMap

GetMap request for the GEBCO_08 Grid WMS

This request returns a map. Using the information given in the GetCapabilities request, the user can specify parameters such as the geographic extent of the map and the size of the returned image.


Related BODC pages

More news and events      The GEBCO project at BODC
Download the GEBCO gridded bathymetric data sets      Order the GEBCO Digital Atlas

Related external links

Official GEBCO project web site