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ncWMS User Guide

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ncWMS User Guide

This is the user guide for ncWMS - a piece of software for visualising and exploring environmental data in a browser. It can be run on a server to make your data available over the web or locally for personal use.

To see the capabilities of ncWMS, we have a demo site available

ncWMS is a Web Map Service for geospatial data that are stored in CF-compliant NetCDF files. The intention is to create a WMS that requires minimal configuration: the source data files should already contain most of the necessary metadata. ncWMS is developed and maintained by the Reading e-Science Centre (ReSC) at the University of Reading, UK.

ncWMS v2 is build on top of the EDAL libraries developed by ReSC

This guide provides instructions on installing, setting up, and using ncWMS v2.

Citing ncWMS

If you have used ncWMS as part of a project which has produced scientific papers, please cite this paper

Licence

Copyright (c) 2010 The University of Reading
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
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3. Neither the name of the University of Reading, nor the names of the
   authors or contributors may be used to endorse or promote products
   derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
4. If you wish to use, with or without modification, the Godiva web
   interface, the logo of the Reading e-Science Centre must be retained
   on the web page.

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