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

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Is there easy way to get layers names from WMS server?

I've been looking for information on how to get layers names from certain WMS servers, but I didn't find any. E.g. I have this server: http://sdi.geoportal.gov.pl/wms_prg/wmservice.aspx and I want to ...
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GeoServer 101 : how to find the URL of a layer?

I'm a total n00b with GeoServer. I've installed it and have loaded a sample shapefile, which I can view using the Layer Preview option. Now I want to add this shapefile (as a WMS layer) to a simple ...
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Setting up MapServer WMS and use it with OpenLayers

I have set up MapServer WMS on the localhost by the following map file: MAP NAME "Prvi_WMS" SIZE 600 300 # 600 by 300 pixel image output PROJECTION "init=epsg:4326" END ...
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Converting WMS getmap request to Geotiff

I'm accessing a WMS server that doesn't provide geotiff as one of the format capabilities, but does provide PNG and KMZ. ...
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What is the best practice to show GPS movements on map (Openlayers or Leaflet) using DB and Geoserver?

I have GPS unit which update the DB with Points every 10 seconds. I want to show the position in real time (as much as I can) on map using OL or Leaflet. What I did is serving the Point as Layer in ...
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How to use ArcGIS JavaScript API's map.centerAndZoom()?

I'm trying to get the map to move and zoom in to a point when a function is executed. Point gets selected, but without zoom. Interestingly when I zoom in to a random location and then execute the ...
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Which WMS is easiest to work with when using QGIS?

I'm using QGIS to style shp files. Currently I'm running GeoServer but not all the QGIS styles are imported to GeoServer (although its really easy to maintain it because of the layer preview and the ...
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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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Does WMS GetFeatureInfo takes into account the applied Style (SLD)?

As the title says, does WMS GetFeatureInfo takes into account the applied style to a layer? For example I have layer of all US States and I applied the following SLD: <PropertyIsEqualTo> ...
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Is it possible to make OGC WMS/WFS look like a ArcGIS Server layer, including functionality?

ESRI contacted me about this question. After a good talk the conclusion was that it is not wise to build a wrapper around WMS/WFS because of possible changes to the REST interface of ArcGIS Online ...
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How to access an wms layer that requires authorization via OpenLayers?

Is there a way to send username and password parameter to a wms layer that needs authorization? If not, I guess it's perhaps a non-spatial thing to solve so that you before the javascript sends a ...
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Where can I get a WMS or WFS for near-real time Wind (atmospheric) data?

I've been looking for a good operational wms or wfs free server to access near-real time atmospheric data in QGIS, namely wind vectors. I haven't found anything good yet. Anyone can help? Thanks
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Setup own Openlayers Proxyhost [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problems with OpenLayers and WFS - proxy.cgi issues I have seen some example related to WMS Get Feature Info like : ...
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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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How to set up a Web Map Service with QGIS?

I am very new to QGIS environment.I wanted to work with creating Web Map Service using QGIS server.Does it possible to create Web Map Service in QGIS sever? can anybody help me with resource link and ...
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Google maps wms layer with 3857

I am adding wms layers to my google maps application. As Google Maps projection is a web mercator, I thought it would be better to request wms layers with srs=3857 (or equivalent) instead of the 4326. ...
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Terraserver replacment - source for US Topo maps?

Now that Terraserver has been shut down (or at least that's how it appears), is there an alternative WMS server for US topo maps? Probably too much to hope to find one that provides vector layers ...
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Can I create a legend of a map that I had get from a WMS?

Can I create a legend of a map that I had get from a WMS? Can I create a legend of a raster map with Qgis version 1.7.4, or only with the 1.8 version?
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Adding an external WMS service using REST service with Geoserver

I'm trying to add an External WMS layer to geoserver with a php page, using the REST service of Geoserver. I've already read the tutorials for creating the geoserver features ...
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GetMap - WMS 1.1.0 vs 1.3.0

This works: ...
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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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Overlaying WMS from Mapserver in OpenLayers with epsg:900913 from Google/Bing/OpenStreetMap

ADDED: Another curious effect is that no matter to what scale I zoom on the baselayer google/bing map, the WMS overlay is always the same-sized shot of MN. That is, as the baselayer map is scaled up ...
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How to convert WMS to SHP?

I'm looking for tool that will be convert WMS to vector layer. Are they ready tool?(for example in python)
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Using PNG/JPEG Compression in GeoServer

Is there any use in setting the PNG and JPEG compression in GeoServer (Services - WMS - PNG Options/JPEG Options)? The default is 25, but we heard rumours that having compression resulted in a time ...
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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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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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Avoiding Legends too large to display in ArcGIS message from ArcGIS for Server WMS service?

I have created a WMS on ArcGIS for Server 10.2 with a polygon layer which contains a unique value renderer with 4 categories. The resulting legend item can be called via service call, which responds ...
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“Shapefile to WMS” with FME

I'm using FME Desktop and Server 2014. At the moment my workspace looks like the following. It reads a .csv file and transforms this to a ESRi Shapefile. This is working. I can use the shapefile with ...
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How to add individual layer of WMS group layer to ArcMap?

I am attempting to add a single WMS layer that is part of a WMS service group layer. I am writing code to do this using ArcObjects in C# .Net. So far I have been unsuccessful. I can either only add ...
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Geoserver WMS-T backend problems

I've been trying to set up a few timed WMS layers in GeoServer. They're simple enough, of the form ID(PRIMARY KEY) REGION DATE VALUE so for every region and date you have some value, e.g. the ...
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List of Map Service Software

I am curious as to what GIS server software is out there. I have used a few different ones and am building a list of them. If you know of any others please mention it below because I would like to ...
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How do I edit info feature attributes in GeoServer with OpenLayers

Can you help me? I have a very difficult problem when doing project... I have used OpenLayers and GeoServer. When I click in the map to get feature info, I receive the info for the feature and ...
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Can QGIS display individual WMS tiles as it fetches them?

I have a QGIS project accessing a base WMS layer with imagery. How can I tell QGIS to display the individual tiles as it fetches them so that I won't wait for the whole image to load until I see ...
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Convert multiple TIFFs into one?

I have downloaded the Blue Marble dataset, and it consists of eight GeoTIFF images, labeled like this: A1 B1 C1 D1 A2 B2 C2 D2 I would like to use these tiles for GeoServer to be served as WMS. ...
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How to programatically generate my own wms file?

I'm new to OpenLayers and as far as I understood layers are retrieved from an wms file. I know this is not precisely a development forum but I was just wondering if there is a way to fool this ...
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How to style a WMS layer?

I also posted this question on stackoverflow. I successfully overlayed a WMS layer in google maps v3, however, as the information on tiles is black on transparent, it is not well seen on dark ...
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Can you search WMS services for a particular projection?

Is there an interface or website to search public WMS services for location/projection?
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is OpenLayers proxy access secured?

I have secured my layers on Geoserver. Users can not access my layers without authenticated username and password. Now I created a proxy script with PHP. Proxy script sends request with username ...
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Slippy map format

When do you decide which to use? I've started using Geoserver and it seems like map files are downloaded to the browser (using Leaflet) in the WFS format. When I look at OSM, Mapbox etc, they use ...
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Best practice for serving data to OpenLayers client

We have some polyline and point data in SHP format and would like to serve that data to an OpenLayers client. First we thought about converting the data to GeoJSON and send it to the client as a ...
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How to get column names of layer (WMS) using OpenLayers?

Is it somehow possible to get layer's column name using OpenLayers? any example and documentation would be really useful? Edit: I have already tried WMS_describeLayer topp:states layer: <?xml ...
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GeoServer/GeoWebCache with C#

I'm starting a project in which I intend to use GeoServer/GeoWebCache as a provider of WFS, WMS, WCS, and WPS services. I've configured the GeoServer to use PostGIS for storage. The frontend is using ...
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WMS,WFS Services in Mapserver

I am new at Mapserver. I was trying to get WMS and WFS services started but could not get any simple article to start the services from scratch and display service data into openlayers. Please ...
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Does the a wms layer in openlayers have “maxfeatures” option?

Does the a wms layer in openlayers have "maxfeatures" option? I'm asking this because my wms layer contains allot of points ( > 100.000). When zoomed in I don't want the rest of the features (not ...
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ArcGIS Desktop - Web Services Definitions

Aside from .LYR files, is there a file format (preferably open) for defining web service endpoints for Arc products? For example, if I publish a WMS feed, can I provide a downloadable resource for ...
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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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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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Force an ArcGIS API for JavaScript WMSLayer to use EPSG: 900913 (instead of 102100)

I have a use case where an external WMS server can serve maps in the Web Mercator projection using EPSG code 900913, but won't recognize ESRI's 102100 code. My question is: can I force all WMS ...
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GeoDjango admin: how to use a WMS background other than the default OSM or VMAP0

The standard GeoDjango admin has a basic VMAP0 background. OsmGeoAdmin adds an OSM background. How do I replace the background map with another WMS? In the source code of the admin OpenLayers ...
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What is generally faster in OpenLayers: WMS or GeoJSON?

I work both with WMS (connection with postgres) and GeoJSON in OpenLayers. I have the impression that a WMS is faster when more feature need to be loaded. And I have the impression that GeoJSON is ...