Is it possible to load a WMS based aerial photo (like https://geoinfo.frankfurt.de/luftbild-2018) into QGIS and use it as a background-layer for internal use?

  • If it is a public WMS then it will be possible. You just need to know the service URL
    – nmtoken
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 19:56
  • However as this portal is using Mapbender, I'm guessing it's not going to be a public service
    – nmtoken
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 20:04

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Using the URL


and the signature.. you can load the WMS tiles into QGIS easily

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  • Can you include the signature in your answer as text? It's difficult to obtain from the image. Or did you omit it on purpose?
    – csk
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 22:30
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    It is created on the fly when you visit the site (mapproxy uses it) - it looks like it expires after 24hrs.
    – Mapperz
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 22:45
  • Thx very much. Seems to work!
    – user127468
    Commented Jan 23, 2019 at 11:14
  • you can contact [email protected] they have a open WMS service - Google Chrome chrome://flags/ shows the url
    – Mapperz
    Commented Jan 23, 2019 at 16:02

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