A Web Map Service (WMS) is a standard protocol for serving georeferenced map images over the Internet

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Definition of a BBOX in Web GIS

In my practice I use a lot WMS and WFS in Geoserver. I have not found a document describing the concept of a bounding box(bbox). ArcGIS has map extent properties to identify map boundary. Google ...
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WMS weather data for Europe

I am looking for a source of weather data for Europe. I use http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/cgi-bin/wms/goes/conus_vis.cgi? and http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/cgi-bin/wms/nexrad/n0r.cgi? for the ...
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BBOX and Projections of WMS services in Geoserver

we have tried to overlay a raster layer on Google map and have some difficulties to align the raster images onto the base map. When it is on the overview (Zoom level 1), it looks like this: On a ...
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Configuring ArcMap applications to display data from postgis/geoserver

I'm afraid im quite new to geoserver and i have been set the task of configuring ArcMap applications to display data from postgis/geoserver. I realize that I will need to set up a WMS service in ...
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Geowebcache does not displaying map tiles in EPSG:900913 from a remote WMS server

I connect Geowebcache to a remote WMS service through their Getcapability request by adding the url in geowebcache-servlet.xml document. Geowebcache demo page displays the list of wms layers from ...
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In ArcGIS 10 WMS service, how can I apply a filter to features drawn?

All, I have an ArcGIS 10 Server with various map services running both the REST API and WMS servers. In the REST API I can call the layerDefs argument to filter features used by one of their ...
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How to load WMT_MS_Capabilities using Javascript

I would like to load and parse an WMT_MS_Capabilities using Javascript. I have unsuccessfully tried severaly ways. I am trying with this file but I always get this error: uncaught exception: ...
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Geometry Operands - BBOX vs Within - What's the difference?

What is the difference between the "BBOX" and "Within" spatial operators. Can anyone please shed some light?
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Comparison of WMS and WFS services

I am writing my thesis about WMS and WFS services. I would like to compare these two services. Can you suggest factors on which I can do this comparison? (In my mind I have: functionality, fastest ...
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Can you use GetLegendGraphic for a ArcGIS Server 9.3 WMS?

The following request should return a legend graphic for a particular layer: ...
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Specifying ArcGIS Server WMS GetFeatureInfo tolerance?

is there a way to specify pixel tolerance when requesting feature info via GetFeatureInfo WMS request for an ArcGIS Server WMS-published map service? I have not been able to find any such information ...
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Cannot populate a Ext GridPanel through GeoExt WMSCapabilitiesStore

I've been working through a few tutorial/starter map samples on the OpenGeo and GeoExt websites and have come upon a problem I cannot solve. I'm trying to load a list of layers from my GeoServer into ...
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What tile/tiling strategy should I use with GeoNode/GeoServer?

I've got a wicked GeoNode instance running, loaded with some basic vector data. I want to be able to serve our local-County aerial imagery as a basemap within GeoNode. I am thoroughly overwhelmed with ...
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Is there a standard vertical datum for meters below the WGS84 ellipsoid, or below MSL?

I have data I am publishing a WMS layer representing data under the surface of the water, say temperature at 100m depth. What is the accepted way to represent this in WMS GetCapabilities document? ...
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What are my options for creating a tile cache via a WMS server which requires http authentication?

I'd like to create a tile cache and offer the tiles via TMS/WMS. The source is a WMS server that is protected by basic http authentication, but no SSL. I'll also need to reproject the tiles. This is ...
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List of available online WMS services (Weather, Land Data, Place Names…)

I'm Looking for WMS services freely available to the public to overlay on my application, specifically weather and AIS information. Perhaps this is a good place to list some available online WMS ...
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How to find wmsURL? And how to use QueryTask method?

I have couple of questions. var wmsLayer = new esri.layers.WMSLayer(wmsURL); with this line of code i can display wms layer over any base Layer. Now From where I get wmsURL ? I have published my ...
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How to select fields returned by GeoServer WMS GetFeatureInfo request?

I'm running simple local mapping service based on PostGIS/GeoServer/OpenLayers stack. Following opengeo tutorial I've tied click events in OpenLayers to WMS GetFeatureInfo call using: ...
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How can I secure an WMS against unauthorized access?

In a project the customer wants the images of the WMS to be secured against unauthorized access. What are the common solutions to realize that? Are they compatible with the OGC-standards?
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Setting CQL_FILTER on WMS in ArcGIS?

Is it at all possible to use a CQL_FILTER on a WMS service in ArcGIS? Ideally we'd be able to programatically change the CQL_FILTER parameter in the WMS URL.
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Maximum number of Tiled Layers in Open Layers

I'm developing an OpenLayers site where the client wants a dozen layers that can be individually turned on and off, which is a bit of a bummer in terms of performance. The data is PostGIS and static ...
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WMS Image Services Do Not Display

We recently upgraded to Image Server 10.0.1 and in the process our WMS Image Services quit displaying. The connection to them works in ArcCatalog, but it never displays. If I preview the service it ...
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Generating “theme gradient” legend graphics from MapGuide Open Source

In MapGuide Open Source, I've defined 10 layers, along with a theme for each. As I understand it, a theme represents how different data values are represented. For each theme, I picked two colors and ...
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Can I add WMS layers to a MapGuide 6.5 map?

A bit of a long shot, but I recall a few years ago seeing a WMS 'connector' for MapGuide 6.5 that allowed you to add WMS layers to a MapGuide 6.5 map. I can't seem to find it anywhere now, and am ...
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Configuring WMS from a MSSQL data source with MapGuide Open Source

I've having trouble configuring WMS out of MapGuide Open Source. Here's what I've done so far: Installed MapGuide Downloaded MapGuide Maestro Created a "feature" in Maestro that connects to ...
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What should I pass to ILayerFactory.Create for a WMSLayerFactory?

I was expecting ILayerFactory.CanCreate to return true for an IWMSLayerDescription. I recursively traverse all the descriptions in a WMS connection but CanCreate always returns false.
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AutoCAD and WMS/WFS

I am setting up a mapping server and I wondered if there is anyway to get AutoCAD to access WMS/WFS layers. I am aware of the fact that AutoCAD Map can do this, but we just have AutoCAD and AutoCAD ...
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Medium resolution imagery for the US?

For my web map application http://ian01.geog.psu.edu/geoserver/www/pa/pa3.html I have three levels of background imagery as the user zooms in. At small scales I'm using NASA Blue Marble and a large ...
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How to load National Elevation Data into a WMS server?

We have an application that can pull WMS data from the National Elevation Data set (NED) and use it to perform a number of run-time calculations. We have been pulling it from NASA JPL WMS servers ...
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GeoServer GetLegendGraphic request ServiceException

I have a layer in GeoServer which is stored in a PostGIS database. The geometrytype of the layer is GEOMETRY and now the table only contains LINESTRING. But I what to add points and polygons to the ...
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Can ArcGIS Server WMS display a graphicslayer?

I have tried to display a graphics layer with the WMS functionality of ArcGIS Server, but I cannot see the graphics in the image of the getmap response. I have done is manually by publishing a ...
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Is a WMS map always a constant scale?

If I get a map back from a WMS server is the scale always constant over them map regardless of the reference system? So if I have a map which is 100 pixels wide, will the point at 50 pixels always ...
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Is there a web page where I can test a WMS URL?

I am using JMP 9, which supports WMS maps (as a client), but it doesn't seem to be working now. Is there a web based, or small install GIS client on which I can test a WMS URL? [To clarify, I was ...
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Using shp2img and Remote Objects instead of WMS

I am a Flex developer that works with ESRI's REST Flex API most of the time, but have been exploring other options in the Flex world of web mapping. I have been using WebOrb's implementation of ...
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WMS + Google Earth + tilted view = alignment failure?

I'm working on a custom web-based application that generates spatial data and that includes a web-based map viewer. We have a custom servlet that handles WMS requests (not a complete WMS ...
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How to filter big datasets in Geoserver WMS?

Is there a good way to filter datasets with approx 50,000 features in Geoserver? I'd have to select between 100 and 200 features based on ids. These ids are different from the FeatureIds. Couldn't ...
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WMS with Access Control (ACL) for different users? Or solution for thousands of points on web map?

I have a set of Sites in the thousands. Not all users see same the same Sites on the map - thus ACL. Data is stored in a non-GIS database (mssql, ora, etc) and right now is retrieved with a standard ...
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How to develop WMS services in java?

Can anyone point me to any resources regarding developing a custom WMS service in java? I am seeking for a tutorial for an experienced programmer, but including the details of setting up the server ...
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Connecting to WMS - problem

I have a problem connecting to my WMS service. In ArcMap i can connect but what i see is only blank page (cannot see the layers). In Qgis it also connects with service but when i choose add layers i ...
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Mapserver / Default to a GetCapabilities version if not set

We have some users with a legacy client that does not use the "version" parameter in the GetCapabilities request. However they cannot handle WMS 1.3.0 (and the CRS parameter) yet, which our ...
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Hiding layers in mapfile (Mapserver) from WMS requests

We have a Mapserver mapfile used in a web app with a lot of layers. We want to publish only some of them with WMS, keeping the others hidden to any WMS request. It has to be the same mapfile and we ...