Glossary

Water Observations from Space (WOfS)

A Digital Earth Australia (DEA) product that provides images and data showing where water has been seen in Australia from 1987 to the present.

Wavelength

The distance from crest to crest, or trough to trough, of an electromagnetic or other wave. The longer the wavelength, the lower the frequency.

Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Feature Service (WFS)

These types of services provide a way of delivering geoscience maps and data using established internet protocols developed by the Open Geospatial Consortium.

World Reference System

A global indexing scheme designed for the Landsat Program. It is based on nominal scene centres defined by path and row coordinates. See NASA: World Reference System