I was playing around with uDIG and realized that its WMS capabilities are awesome! The Global Mosaic perfectly fits a map I created! However, I was planning to use the WMS layer as an orientation for cleaning up my polygons, yet geoprocessing (merge etc.) is not very much straightforward in uDIG (is it?).

Therefore I wanted to load the WMS into QGIS (1.7.2). After I set up the connection as http://wms.jpl.nasa.gov/wms.cgi?

the connection works but when loading any service I get the following response:

Antwort: <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no" ?>
<!DOCTYPE ServiceExceptionReport SYSTEM "http://wms.jpl.nasa.gov/exception_1_1_1.dtd ">
<ServiceExceptionReport version="1.1.1">
This server no longer provides full WMS services!

can anyone suggest a solution for correctly loading this WMS into QGIS? thank you!


  • "This server no longer provides full WMS services!" -> the service was discontinued by NASA. The server uDIG is using is probably another one, just copy the URL and use it to add a new connection in QGIS. – Giovanni Manghi Dec 2 '11 at 15:12

JPL don't provide a WMS service any more (the clue is in the error message). I believe that what you have in UDig is some sort of tile service like WMTS or TMS.

This thread suggests that you need to use GDAL to load a TMS layer into QGis.

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  • QGIS supports tiled wms servers out of the box. Just add them as any other wms server. – Giovanni Manghi Dec 2 '11 at 15:10
  • TMS and WMTS are different beasts to a tiled WMS. – Ian Turton Dec 2 '11 at 15:13
  • is Tilecache a TMS or tiled WMS server? – Giovanni Manghi Dec 2 '11 at 15:29
  • I quickly understood that the NASA server was shut down. I was mainly wondering where uDIG get´s the data from. In case the JPL server is down, where do the tiles come from? The ID in uDIG refers to something on my "localhost". nevertheless, thank you for your response – Jens Dec 4 '11 at 10:08

@Jens - Have you tried JPL's OnEarth WMS? This has the global mosaic layers.


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