When making the below geoserver WCS request it seems that the BoundingBox param is ignored: &BoundingBox=-86,20,-76,40,urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269

Is my request written wrong or is BoundingBox not supported with WCS (I do see mention of it in the getcapabilities)? For WMS &bbox=-86,20,-76,40 works.

Here's the full WCS request but it's returning everything in the full extent of the raster (not just the part in the bounding box):


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I recommend to read the WCS 2.0.1 standard https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/09-110r4.

First thing that you must do is to check the metadata of the coverage with DescribeCoverare. A sample request:


Read the response and find out the names of the axis, in this case

<gml:Envelope srsName="http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4326" axisLabels="Lat Long" uomLabels="Deg Deg" srsDimension="2">

So the axis are "Lat" and "Long". Use them in the subset parameters of the GetCoverage query. For example for an area between 20 and 30 degrees N and between 100 and 90 degrees W use


The whole request (with URL-encoding) would be like


Your request should work if you rewrite it into


I am still not sure if the server at usanpn.org honors the Lat and Long subsets even it does accept the request.

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