I've set a InspireView service using ArcGIS for INSPIRE 10.4. The INSPIRE theme is Administrative Units.

That service has its metadata. The two layers of the service have their own dataset metadata.

If I test it with the INSPIRE validator, it can't perform a GetMap request. I have done the request by hand and it works perfectly, so I don't understando what is happening.

Anyone can help me?

This is the Capabilities of the service: http://www.araba.eus/arcgis/rest/services/Geograma/AU/MapServer/exts/InspireView/service?REQUEST=GetCapabilities&SERVICE=WMS

This is the validator URL: http://inspire-geoportal.ec.europa.eu/validator2/

This is the error: "The Get Map request "" was not successful ("Could not retrieve an HTTP resource at url: "null" (Invalid layer bounding box)")"

  • The validation​ is for metadata nothing to do with a GetMap request
    – nmtoken
    Apr 7, 2017 at 21:02

2 Answers 2


The INSPIRE Geoportal Metadata Validator validates metadata. A WMS GetMap request is not a metadata request, and therefore it is correct that if you paste a GetMap request into the text field provided by the form (http://inspire-geoportal.ec.europa.eu/validator2/), you will get an error.

You may paste the OGC Service Endpoint for your WMS service as:


which gives the following report:


and you can post the GetRecordById GET Request for your service as:


which gives me the following report:


and you can post the OGC Service Endpoint for your CSW service as:


The report may take some time to come back depending on the number of metadata records you have in the catalogue...


The problem was the source data. I didn't project it correctly.

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