OWS Services OverviewΒΆ

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) defines of series of web protocols that all follow a similar design. The OGC Open Web Services (OWS) define a service using:

  • Service

  • Version

  • Request - a service

GeoServer provides a framework for accepting these requests and dispatching them to the appropriate implementation. The services are configured for the Dispatcher using a Spring applicationContext.xml file included in your jar.