Web Processing Service (WPS)

The Web Processing Service (WPS) is one of OGC's most recent interoperability standards. WPS specifies a means for a client to request the execution of a spatial calculation from a service.

Since 2009 a Standards Working Group (SWG) has been established to coordinate the further development of the standard. Further details: WPS 2.0 Standards Working Group Page.

WPS Standard related documents

Mailing List

Papers and Presentations

Open Source Software

  • 52 North implementations of WPS 1.0.0
  • Geoserver WPS initial implementation.
  • pyWPS Python implementation of WPS 1.0.0
  • deegree framework implements Version 1.0.0 of WPS and provides access
    to a couple of sample processes. See demo client
  • uDig generic client plug-in from 52 North
  • WPSint Java implementation of WPS 0.4.0 (includes a generic client)

Open WPS Implementations