Geodata service capabilities and allowed operations
Geodata services expose three capabilities. You can enable these capabilities when you create the service, or you can enable them later by editing the service properties:
- Geodata provides access to the geodatabase and cannot be disabled.
- WCS makes the raster contents of your geodatabase available as an Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC), Web Coverage Service (WCS). WCS is an open specification for serving raster data over the Web. The WCS capability is not enabled by default.
- WFS makes the vector contents of your geodatabase available as an OGC Web Feature Service (WFS). WFS is an open specification for serving data as vector features over the Web. The WFS capability is not enabled by default.
By default, geodata services are created with Query and Data extraction as allowed operations. To perform geodatabase replication, you must manually allow the Replication operation. See Tuning and configuring services to learn about operations and how to set them.