In sharpmap , is it possible to load a default wms like a tiled map service?

I was able to use a WMS but currently it loads the map as a single image.

I desire a behavior like OpenLayers 3.


My attempt with BruTile:

      const String url = @"http://ows.terrestris.de/osm/service?dummy=dummy"; //dummy is needed because BruTile appends every parameter with ampersand

        BruTile.TileSchema schema = new BruTile.TileSchema();
        schema.Srs = "EPSG:25832";
        schema.Format = "image/png"; 
        schema.Axis = BruTile.AxisDirection.Normal;
        schema.Name = "UTM32";
        schema.Height = 256;
        schema.Width = 256;
        schema.OriginX = 271930.43;
        schema.OriginY = 5209532.85;
        schema.Extent = new BruTile.Extent(271930.43,5209532.85, 956095.08,6111268.07);

     Dictionary<String, String> parameters = new Dictionary<String, String>();
        parameters.Add("STYLES", String.Empty);

        var request = new BruTile.Web.WmscRequest(new Uri(url), schema, new List<String> { "OSM-WMS" }, new List<String>(), parameters, "1.1.1");
        var provider = new BruTile.Web.WebTileProvider(request);
        var tileSrc = new BruTile.TileSource(provider , schema);

var layer1 = new SharpMap.Layers.TileLayer(tileSrc, "OSM"); layer1.SRID = 25832;

That is what I have tried so far, but it does not work. Sharpmap shows nothing, not even an exception.

var ti = new BruTile.TileInfo();
ti.Extent = new BruTile.Extent(271930.43, 5209532.85, 956095.08, 6111268.07);
var uri = request.GetUri(ti).ToString();

This gives me a valid wms request, but I get a 407 Proxy Exception when I try the following.

 var ti = new BruTile.TileInfo();
 ti.Extent = new BruTile.Extent(271930.43, 5209532.85, 956095.08, 6111268.07);
 var tile = provider.GetTile(ti);

In Shapmap it is possible to configure a Proxy for SharpMap.Layers.WmsLayer but not for SharpMap.Layers.TileLayer. Is there another way to set up a proxy?


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Not sure what you mean, either an ordinary tile layer (1) or a WMS accessed through a tile protocol (2). In both cases you could use BruTile.

1) SharpMap uses BruTile for its tile layers. You could add OpenStreetMap like this: mapBox1.Map.BackgroundLayer.Add( new SharpMap.Layers.TileAsyncLayer(BruTile.Web.OsmTileSource(), "OSM"));

Which I copied from this SharpMap Sample

2) In case you want to access a WMS in a tiled way then BruTile's WmscRequest can be used. It can access a WMS-C tile sources but also an ordinary WMS. The WMS-C requests are OGC compliant WMS requests constrained to the tile schema. There is a sample here in the BruTile repo

  • what I meant was not using tiles but splitting a single wms request into several partial requests. I think it becomes visible in this example link
    – smartwepa
    Commented Mar 10, 2016 at 15:04
  • So that is the second option. Take a look at this sample: github.com/BruTile/BruTile/blob/master/Samples/…. In what projection is your map? Commented Mar 11, 2016 at 8:39
  • The projection of my map is EPSG:25832 (UTM Zone 32). I think I need my own TileSchema object. I have added my attempts to the original post. It seems like they are a few differences between the newest BruTile version and the one used by sharpmap.
    – smartwepa
    Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 15:34

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