Getting Capabilities

A GetCapabilities call to a WMS service returns two types of information: service-level metadata that describes the WMS service, and a list of layers and styles that a client can request.

Service-level metadata is the information that describes your WMS server. This information includes the URL endpoint that clients use to access your server, a description of what the service provides, who owns the service, search keywords, and access restrictions or limitations.

The layers and styles are the items that a client can request in a GetMap call.

A GetCapabilities request to the server returns the information in XML format.

To set up your WMS service metadata and layer information, use Spectrum Spatialâ„¢ Manager. For service metadata, go to WMS > Settings > Service. For exposing the layers and styles, go to WMS > Layer Tree. In each location click Edit to make changes.