I am new to QGIS WMS and trying to add imagery from Six Maps.


I have tried the steps in here also adding as an ArcGisFeatureServer -> New connection QGIS: Connect to a REST service however this didn't work either.

I get the error message

Failed to retrieve service capabilities:
Parsing error: illegal value
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    Unless I'm mistaken what you are wanting to be doing is called consuming (not serving) that WMS.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Feb 16, 2019 at 3:21

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That's not a WMS or ArcGisFeatureServer URL, it's an ArcGIS MapServer URL.

To connect, in the browser panel, right click on ArcGISMapServer and select "New Connection...". Enter a name, i.e Six Maps and paste in your URL.

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