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I am trying to display the USGS national map via OpenLayers:

OpenLayers is able to display the USGS map. However, when I zoom in, the tiles turn red. Could someone explain how to fix this?

Is there a USGS restriction on zoon levels?


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Try adding this to your code:


Ref Ref2

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Try opening the red tile to see if there is an error message in them or change your EXCEPTIONS to application/vnd.ogc.se_inimage in the WMS parameters to see the error message in the image that is returned.

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Thanks, I'll try that and see if it works. – user1137894 Jan 25 '12 at 17:40

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