Coverages, as defined in Abstract Topic 6 and Coverage Implementation Schema (CIS), have proven valuable as a unified, comprehensive representation of spatio-temporal grids, point clouds, and meshes. In particular, coverages serve to model "datacubes".
Web Coverage Service (WCS) with its easy to implement and use core and the manifold extensions has proven a powerful way to access, process, filter, analyse, and combine coverage data, being used on multi-Petabyte satellite image and atmospheric data, among others.
OGC API - Coverages is a service model base on OpenAPI frameworks. These have helped make describing and sharing API definitions more suitable for interoperability standardization. The concept of a OGC API - Coverages was demonstrated in various OGC Innovation Program initiatives.