View services are the visualization of spatial data sets and offer the possibility to navigate in them, display them enlarged / reduced, to move the map, to overlay data and to display legend information.
As interface for the technical implementation a WMS (Web Map Service) is used based on the OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) Standard. For INSPIRE OGC standard is supplemented by the required functionalities of INSPIRE. The OGC extension mechanisms will be respected. A WMS is able to visualize maps of vector- and image data. A WMS can be integrated into your own applications platform independent.
The Geological Survey of Austria provides the following INSPIRE View Services (Annex II and III):