I can't understand what I am doing wrong with my WCS request.

When submitting this request from a browser the result is an output called mapserv.


  • I would save the result on a disk, rename it into "wcs.tif" or anything and check if it after all happens to be a valid tiff file.
    – user30184
    Oct 16, 2015 at 11:56

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What you are seeing here is an error response from MapServer. There is something wrong with your request and MapServer is sending an error message, the name of the error file is mapserv it is a file of type application/vnd.ogc.se_xml, not a copy of the MapServer executable. If you open the file in a text editor you will see what the error is..

Guesses might be:

FORMAT=GTiff& format is not supported in your service what if you use: format=image/tiff

CRS=EPSG:4326& the CRS is incorrectly attributed, what if you use: crs=urn:ogc:def:crs:OGC:1.3:CRS84

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