Here in the south of France are some huge fires running ... I wanted to create a map of them by adding data from a WMS I thought usefull : http://effis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/applications/data-and-services/

But when trying to add one of the WMS provided urls to my base map, it fails ...

Example : http://ies-ows.jrc.ec.europa.eu/effis?LAYERS=modis.hs&FORMAT=image%2Fpng&TRANSPARENT=TRUE&SINGLETILE=false&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetMap&STYLES=&SRS=EPSG:4326&BBOX=-35.0,25.0,50.0,72.0&WIDTH=596&HEIGHT=330&TIME=2017-07-19/2017-07-26

displays the error message :

The URL is either invalid or contains unsupported projections

Any ideas of how I can use these data please ?

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    Welcome to GIS SE, what GIS application are you trying to add the WMS in?
    – artwork21
    Jul 26, 2017 at 12:01
  • What projections are listed in the getcapabilities response?
    – Ian Turton
    Jul 26, 2017 at 15:24
  • As mentioned in my comment below, I thought I was on a Carto.com forum (as It redirects me here). If you know this online tool and how to add my WMS (ies-ows.jrc.ec.europa.eu/effis), I will be glad to you ! By the way, I continue using QGIS, but Carto.com offers publish capabilities I found helpful ! See you !
    – Nicolas
    Jul 27, 2017 at 12:52

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If you're trying to view in QGIS, I was able to view that WMS in QGIS 2.18.11 using the TimeManager plugin as described in this answer. I used http://ies-ows.jrc.ec.europa.eu/effis for the url of the WMS.

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  • Hi. I thought my question have been posted to a "Carto.com" related forum. That's where I get the error from. But I thank you for the time manager plugin I didn't know and really helpful too ! See you !
    – Nicolas
    Jul 27, 2017 at 12:40

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