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Services that are designed to store and provide access to data, normally handling multiple separate datasets. In addition, metadata describing multiple datasets can be stored and searched. Access is usually to retrieve a client-specified subset of a stored dataset, or to retrieve selected metadata for all datasets whose metadata meets client-specified query constraints. The services in the Processing Services tier are used by clients and by services in the Application Services and Processing Services tiers. These services can use other services in the Information Management Services tier.
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)