Coral Triangle Initiative Data
The map service links on this page is no longer avialable.
NGDC's Earth Observation Group (EOG) provides several data sets applicable to the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI).
What does WMS mean?
The Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS) protocol defines a simple interface for web based mapping applications. The WMS protocol is based on a simple query syntax for posting a request for the desired layers and region to the server, which returns a map as a standard image (PNG, GIF, or other format). The capabilities of a Web Map Service are described in an XML (Extensible Markup Language) document. The WMS link provides access to this XML document.
What does WCS mean?
The Open Geospatial Consortium Web Coverage Service (WCS) protocol defines a simple interface for electronic retrieval of geospatial data as "coverages", that is, digital geospatial information representing space-varying phenomena. The WCS protocol is based on a simple query syntax for posting a request for the desired coverage and region to the server, which returns coverage in a standard geospatial coverage format (GeoTIFF, NetCDF, or other format). The capabilities of a Web Coverage Service are described in an XML (Extensible Markup Language) document. The WCS link provides access to this XML document.
What does Interactive Map mean?
Interactive map services provide visual display of one or more data layers. Users can view layers containing different types of data, adding reference information such as continents, rivers, and political boundaries if desired. Zoom and pan capabilities are also available.
What does Download Interface mean?
The download interface is a GUI for constructing WCS requests. It allows you to view avaialble imagery and select the bounding box and specific coverages you wish to download. It then generates the WCS requests for the coverages and region selected.