Capabilities and coverage using GET queries
We can request one or more coverages. The DescribeCoverage response returns the same information as the GetCoverage response with the exception of the RangeSet (the data itself).
The response for the GetCoverage request can be as XML or as image.
You can run a GetCoverage operation on the whole coverage like below, for the bottom of the peat in the Glasgow area (glasgow_p_b). In this instance we do not specify the response format in the request URL so we get the default (XML) response:
Alternatively, we may request that the GetCoverage response is as image (if the coverage can be represented as an image). For example we can request the Petascope (bgs_rs) example coverage as a tiff image with: