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Data Access using WCS or REST Services
Do you want to access LANDFIRE (LF) data without downloading to your local system? You have a couple options. The first is Web Coverage Service or WCS. WCS allows you to access LF data layers to use for analysis or modeling without downloading data. The second is called a Representational state transfer (REST). REST calls allows you to access LF data within your desktop mapping session that are formatted as they appear on the DDS.
The LF system implemented the external capabilities file to allow WCS to reproject native format. LF data is in Albers Equal Area Projection. Users can reproject to additional projection codes using WCS.
The WCS and REST URLs are listed below. To use the WCS URL in ArcMap, use the bare URL provided below. To use the WCS URL in a web browser, append: ?request=GetCapabilities&service=WCS onto the end of the WCS URL.
Use these help documents for specific instructions to set up for: