I am collecting data about mobile phone coverage in my city. This is one of the public maps I found online. In the source code of the website owner I found the following ressource which is the visual layer of the LTE / 4G coverage:


I can play around with those parameters, I can call the image directly. But I can't get it into my QGIS as a layer.

Question: how do I have to set the "New WMS layer" source? Current approach is this which does not work. https://netmap.vodafone.de/arcgis/rest/services/CoKart/netzabdeckung_mobilfunk/MapServer/

The QGIS version I am using is 2.14.21.

  • This isn't a WMS
    – nmtoken
    Jul 4 '18 at 11:29
  • Yes, that is what the answer below already pointed out. Jul 18 '18 at 12:14
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    I didn't read the answer, my WMS comment was a comment on the question.
    – nmtoken
    Jul 18 '18 at 14:10

This works in 3.0, at least - add it using Data Source Manager as an 'ArcGIS Map Server' (not WMS) using the following URL


You should now be able to see a list of layers when you clickConnect. Select your layer from the list, click on Add and that should load it into QGIS.

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(You might want to add a basemap layer e.g. OSM to better let you navigate to the area you want)

  • Thank you a lot! This seems quite easy. I am using QGIS 2.14, maybe it is easier to upgrade than to find a solution for 2.14. Jul 2 '18 at 6:32
  • see this answer, looks like it's built-in with 2.18 but done a slightly different way. I think a plugin was needed for 2.14 and earlier.
    – Steven Kay
    Jul 2 '18 at 6:48
  • I installed QGIS version 3.2.0 and it works exactly like you described. Thank you! Jul 4 '18 at 9:18

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