10/04/2017: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) releases the 3D Portrayal Service (3DPS) as an official OGC standard. It describes how a client and service negotiate what is to be delivered and in which manner, to enable interoperable 3D portrayal. The 3DPS supports scene-based delivery as well as image-based delivery as drafted in the Web View Service before. OGC Press Release
04/22/2011: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced a 3D Portrayal Interoperability Experiment (IE) to advance best practice for implementing standards for publishing and streaming 3D geospatial assets related to urban planning and landscape visualization. This IE will include test and demonstration of the Web View Service: OGC Press Release.
02/01/2010: The Web View Service Discussion Paper 0.3.0 is now available at OGC as public discussion paper:
11/20/2009: The Draft Specification Document for WVS has been approved as public discussion paper by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and will be soon made public on the OGC web page:
The Web View Service (WVS) is an implementation standard draft which is currently discussed at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). This is the public Wiki for collecting information on the current development status and publishing the draft document.
The Web View Service (WVS) is an extendable, interactive, image-based portrayal service for complex three-dimensional geodata such as 3D landscape and city models. 3D geodata is delivered as finally rendered images. Besides color images, relevant thematic and geometrical information such as object identity information or depth data is provided. Additionally, the WVS supports interaction with the portrayed 3D environment, e.g., information retrieval, spatial analysis, and 3D navigation.