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I've managed to create a WMS feed from Mapserver showing a tileindex to some rasters and a shapefile and it appears in my browser OK. If I go to QGIS (1.8.0 Windows StandAlone) and I connect to my WMS feed I can see the layer names appear in the dialog box. However when I add the layers to the map I don't see any rasters or shp layers. I tried zooming to them etc but nothing is visible on the screen.

Does anyone have any ideas why this might be?

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Can you share the URL of the service? I recently created many WMS/WFS/WCS services with both Mapserver and QGIS server and I didn't find any issue to consume them under QGIS Desktop. My feel is that you probably will need to tweak somewhere your Mapfile. – Giovanni Manghi Aug 10 '12 at 12:13
This is an internal webserver and sits behind the firewall so I cant expose the url to you. Sorry. – geosmiles Aug 10 '12 at 13:58
Then I cannot help you. Have a look to the examples mapfiles for WMS servers in the Mapserver documentation, they work well. – Giovanni Manghi Aug 12 '12 at 8:37

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