Im trying to load a tile service in my QGIS 2.8 map canvas. Talking about the following service: https://tiles4.arcgis.com/tiles/nSZVuSZjHpEZZbRo/arcgis/rest/services/Dijkenkaart_van_Nederland/MapServer

Ive tried several methods but nothing seems to work. As you can see by clicking the link, there are json, api and tile urls.

There must be a way to make this service useful?

  • Welcome to GIS SE. It would be really great if you could expand on what other methods you've tried. Sep 21, 2016 at 15:28
  • I've tried TileLayer, but it doesnt seem to work. Also tried several methods to get a WMS out of it. But thusfar no result. Also tried using the json script but I dont have the knowlegde to import that to a good file. Sep 22, 2016 at 6:42
  • ArcGIS map- and featureservices are available out of the box since 2.16. A plugin existed earlier but not sure from what version? Maybe 2.10? Sep 23, 2016 at 19:15
  • @buddiebubba the plugin seems to work only with WFS, it does not like the tiled service.
    – AndreJ
    Sep 25, 2016 at 17:24

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It works for me this way:

Layer -> Add Layer -> Add ARCGIS MapServer Layer

Click on New

Provide a name, like Dijkenkaart

For URL, Paste the URL you gave in your question.

Then Click on Connect and Add, and you should see the server data:

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I added some OpenStreetMap background for reference.

  • But that is available since 2.16? Sep 23, 2016 at 19:09
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    I have not tested older versions. Any reason to stuck to 2.8? On Windows, you can install multiple standalone versions in parallel.
    – AndreJ
    Sep 24, 2016 at 5:27
  • Thanks alot for your effort. Thing is, I'm using version 2.8. Is this a feature thats available in newer versions? Sep 27, 2016 at 6:59
  • Doenst seem to be available at 2.8, will try to use newer versions. Sep 27, 2016 at 7:13
  • QGIS 2.16 gives me an error with the ssl certificate. How did you manage to bypass it? @AndreJ Sep 27, 2016 at 8:15

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