OpenGIS Styled Layer Descriptor Profile of the Web Map Service Implementation Specification

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Full name OpenGIS Styled Layer Descriptor Profile of the Web Map Service Implementation Specification
Version V 1.1
Amendments None
Corrigenda None
Published by OGC
Languages English
Online overview http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/sld
Type of standard ISO International Standard and OpenGIS Implementation Specification
Application level
Application SLD is an XML schema that defines the structure of a layer style. SLD defines styles that
can be used for publishing raster and vector data available through a WMS. Basically,
SLD is what makes the map more colourful and user-friendly and it is responsible for
telling the server how to render the map.
Conformance classes Integrated SLD-WMS
Component SLD-WMS
Feature Portrayal Service
Coverage Portrayal Service
Implementation benefits SLD allows users to define their own styles. With SLD users can develop style sheets that can be used for specific maps, such as topographic maps. This provides consistency and is an effective method for generating maps. The SLD style sheets are reusable and interoperable.
Products Commonly, SLD is implemented in conjunction with a WMS. A number of these implementations also provide extensions on the standard SLD. An example of an SLD implementation is GeoServer 2.5.2.

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