What are web services?

A web services is a method of communication and data transfer between computer systems via the internet. They are part of the recent trend towards platform-independent data provision, based on open and well accepted interoperability standards. The use of web-based services has become increasingly popular over the last few years in the field of public-service provision.

The Kosovo Cadastre and Land Information System (KCLIS) has been developed based on the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach. This approach makes extensive use of web services internally, while some of the services have been exposed to stakeholders outside of KCA via the Geoportal. As more specialist domain components of KCLIS enter into production, more web services will become available to stakeholders. Stakeholders are encouraged to utilize these web services in order to view, verify, visualize and consume the land-based information freely available from KCA.