The NetGIS GIS Web Services distribute GIS data and information via XML Web
services to other applications. XML Web services have become the industry
standard for allowing technology to interoperate across programming languages,
platforms and operating systems.
The Net GIS Web Services is MapServer's the window to the world.
Through GIS Web Services all of the capabilities of the MapServer are
securely exposed to authorized clients for external application consumption.
GIS Web Services make a reality the vision of creating a platform independent
distribution channel for GIS data. Applications can share data from different
data sources and formats and have them combined in a single application,
without it being apparent that data has come from different sources or
With this scenario GIS data can be referenced from different locations and
presented in an application as if the data were local. For example: One
location may contain aerial photography, another parcel information, and yet
another land base information, and all of these can be referenced real-time in
any application that can access the Net GIS Web Services that distribute the
GIS data. The consumer does not even have to be at any of the locations that
contain the data, just have access to the GIS Web Services via an intranet or