What is a WMS?

Submitted by Giorgia Donin on 18 April, 2012 - 14:34

A Web Map Service (WMS) produces maps of georeferenced data. We define a "map" as a visual representation of geodata; a map is not the data itself. WMS is the dynamic production of spatially referenced data from geographic information. 

(source:JRC Land management and Natarul hazard Unit)