Maybe this could be a duplicated, but I can't find the right answer.

I'm using EPSG:25830 to default projection of my map. For this I've used proj4js :

proj4.defs("EPSG:25830", "+proj=utm +zone=30 +ellps=GRS80 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=m +no_defs");

var bounds25830 = [712397.500, 4374797.500, 742202.500, 4394802.500];
var proj25830 = ol.proj.get('EPSG:25830');

Now I'm declaring some WMS Layers and adding to my map :

var ignBase = new ol.layer.Tile({
    name: 'IGN Base',
    visible: true,
    source: new ol.source.TileWMS({
        url: 'http://www.ign.es/wms-inspire/ign-base',
        crossOrigin: 'anonymous',
        params: {'FORMAT': 'image/png', 
                'VERSION': '1.1.1',
                transparent : false,
                tiled : true, 
                LAYERS: 'IGNBaseTodo',
                STYLES: '',

var layerVectorVacia = new ol.layer.Vector({
    name: 'base'

var groupCapasBase = new ol.layer.Group({
    name: 'Capas Base',
    layers: [layerVectorVacia, ignBase]

var mousePositionControl = new ol.control.MousePosition({
    coordinateFormat : ol.coordinate.createStringXY(2)
var map = new ol.Map({
    layers  : [
    target  : 'map',
    controls: ol.control.defaults({ attribution : false }).extend([mousePositionControl]),
    view    : new ol.View({
        projection: proj25830,
        zoom      : 5,
        center    : [727300.000, 4384800.000]

In the map, nothing is rendered, and if I look at the network panel, it appears that images have not been loaded. My first thought was that the request is badly formatted, but if I copy and paste some of the failing request in a browser, it returns the right image.


I've noticed that if I use "FORMAT" : "image/jpeg" intead of "image/png" is rendering properly.

  • 2
    if I copy and paste some of the failing request in a browser, it returns the right image, can you clarify what you mean by this (some), what if you paste all of the request into a browser? Is it just image/png that fails, what about other supported image formats such as image/png8. As an aside too, I see you are requesting version 1.1.0, but the service doesn't appear to support that version (a 1.1.0 GetCapabilities request gives a 1.1.1 response)
    – nmtoken
    Sep 19, 2016 at 8:15
  • Sorry, just a typo the version, I'm using 1.1.1, What I meant by some, is in fact all the tiles of this services using image/png, if I use png8 as you said, it works. I'll edit with some images. If you want to write an answer I'll mark as accepted. =) Sep 19, 2016 at 11:26

1 Answer 1


I'm not sure why image/png doesn't work whilst image/jpeg does, possibly some driver issue on the server. A GetCapabilities request to the service shows that there are a number of image formats as below:

  <Format>image/png; mode=8bit</Format>
  <Format>image/svg xml</Format>

If you want to use a portable network graphic image format, you could try the alternatively listed variants image/png8 or image/png; mode=8bit.

It would be worth contacting the service provider (contact details are in the GetCapabilities response), to make them aware of the situation.

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