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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: http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/dp
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.