We currently use Pitney Bowes Confirm Connect for our highways inspections. We are trying to use our own WMS feed instead of the default Bing Maps to allow us to have access to information such as adopted highway records.

Following the guidance document you have to write a javascript settings file and drop it into the Confirm folder on our Android device (Samsung Tab 3). The application picks up the copyright text but displays a blank basemap. Can anyone see anything wrong with the JS below?

"type": "WMS",
"projection": "EPSG:27700",
"projectionDef": "+proj=tmerc +lat_0=49 +lon_0=-2 +k=0.9996012717 +x_0=400000 +y_0=-100000 +ellps=airy +datum=OSGB36 +units=m +no_defs +nadgrids=ostn02",
"attribution": "(c) Crown Copyright",
"units": "m",
"maxExtent": [250000,150000,400000,180000],
"url": "http://council.company.com/getows.ashx",
"parameters": {
"layers": ["highways"],
"url": "mapsource=Banes/AllMaps"
  • Welcome to GIS.SE! Please edit your question and use the code tags to make it more readable.
    – karpfen
    Jul 26, 2016 at 9:11
  • Is that URL (the first one, starting "bathnes") supposed to be a WMS endpoint? Because I can't make it behave like one (maybe its protected) An example public WMS is here: - see osm-wms.de for details.
    – Spacedman
    Jul 26, 2016 at 9:42
  • @Spacedman thanks for the reply. I've managed to sort it out in the end. Being a newbie do I need to close this question? Jul 26, 2016 at 14:04

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{ "mapSettings":{ "roads":{ "type": "WMS", "projection": "EPSG:27700", "projectionDef": "+proj=tmerc +lat_0=49 +lon_0=-2 +k=0.9996012717 +x_0=400000 +y_0=-100000 +ellps=airy +datum=OSGB36 +units=m +no_defs +nadgrids=ostn02", "attribution": "(c) Crown Copyright", "units": "m", "maxExtent": [250000,150000,400000,180000], "url": "http://council.company.com/getows.ashx?mapsource=Banes/AllMaps", "parameters": { "layers": ["highways"] } } } }

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