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WCPS-Manual / getMetaDataExpr

The getMetaDataExpr element extracts a coverage description element from a coverage.

NOTE The cell value sets can be extracted from a coverage using subsetting operations.


C be a coverageExpr.


The following metadata extraction functions are defined, whereby the result is specified in terms of the coverage's probing functions (Table 5):

NOTE Not all information about a coverage can be retrieved this way. Adding the information supplied in a GetCapabilities and DescribeCoverage response provides complete information about a coverage.


For some stored coverage C, the following expression evaluates to "C":

identifier( C )