Sign up ×
Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am less than a novice beginner on GIS Systems and am groping for answers.

I followed instructions for WIN 7 Install at both and

All appears to work well. I can retrieve a capabilities-XML.

Next, I add an WMS Layer to a shapefile in QGIS. Again, no issues.

Then I attempt to display via Firefox 18.0.2 with address call


The entire operating system becomes unstable at the page call. Firefox displays Connected to LocalHost; there is 100% CPU usage (Pentium Dual Core 2.2 GHz); and 80% memory usage (4 GB). I have to power off to regain control.

I see nothing but errors in the Apache error log but of course I'm not familiar with the references. Spent 10 hours+ trying to troubleshoot and this is my last resort. Any direction would be most helpful and appreciated.

QGIS 1.8.0 Lisboa Desktop

share|improve this question
Where do those brackets [] come from? –  underdark Feb 10 '13 at 9:57

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.