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

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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...