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Termsort descending Description
W3C

World Wide Web Consortium

WaterML (2.0)

a standard information model for the representation of water observations data

WCAG 2.0 Level AA

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0

WCS

Web Coverage Service (Open Geospatial Consortium) provides access to coverage data in forms that are useful for client-side rendering, as input into scientific models, and for other clients. The WCS may be compared to the OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) and the Web Map Service (WMS). As WMS and WFS service instances, a WCS allows clients to choose portions of a server's information holdings based on spatial constraints and other query criteria

web data service

A service that allows software applications and users to access data in distributed environments without having to store data locally. See www.neii.gov.au/web-data-services.

web interface

see portal

WFS

Web Feature Service

WMS

Web Map Service is a standard protocol for serving geo-referenced map images over the Internet that are generated by a map server using data from a GIS database

WWF

World Wildlife Fund

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