I compiled this request to a WMS:


As you can see, the result is stretched along the y-axis. What am i doing wrong?

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    Compare with this http://www.geoportal.tazv-luckau.de/arcgis/services/TAZV_Luckau/TWL_Luckau/MapServer/WmsServer? REQUEST=GetMap& SERVICE=WMS& VERSION=1.3.0& WIDTH=1233& HEIGHT=649& LAYERS=Trinkwasserleitung& TRANSPARENT=TRUE& FORMAT=image%2Fjpeg& BBOX=784323.7233856706,5738936.794638,846507.1357143294,5771667.560738& CRS=EPSG:25832& STYLES=
    – user30184
    Commented Nov 29, 2019 at 14:01
  • cool, how did you compile this?
    – Leo
    Commented Nov 29, 2019 at 14:04
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    Captured from OpenJUMP after doing Zoom to WMS layer. It has a tool "Display WMS URL" that is quite handy.
    – user30184
    Commented Nov 29, 2019 at 14:06
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    And OpenJUMP reads the extents as you can do also: http://www.geoportal.tazv-luckau.de/arcgis/services/TAZV_Luckau/TWL_Luckau/MapServer/WmsServer?REQUEST=GetCapabilities&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.3.0
    – user30184
    Commented Nov 29, 2019 at 14:28

2 Answers 2


The first comment already hints at the solution, but since it's not explicitly mentioned, I'll add an answer:

The BBOX parameter should not have parentheses around the coordinates.

(As an aside: The extent in the question's URL does not seem to contain data)

  • that was the mistake indeed! thx
    – Leo
    Commented Nov 29, 2019 at 16:05

So I found a very good practice for editing wfs/wms etc. requests. This is the source.

  • download and install the software "Fiddler" (Google will help you find its current download location)
  • start Fiddler and leave it running
  • in QGIS goto /Settings/Options/Network
  • click on "Use proxy for web access"
  • for Proxy Type select "HttpProxy"
  • for Host enter:
  • for Port enter: 8888
  • presss "ok" button
  • now Add a WMS/WFS/WCS layer in QGIS again, but watch the Fiddler window
  • click on the request in Fiddler (such as GetCapabilities, GetMap, or GetCoverage)
  • to see the full requested url in Fiddler, check the 'Inspector' tab, and then select 'Raw'
  • then you can copy the raw url into a new browser window, load it, and examine the error and the url parameters
  • I will mark this as the answer, as it will then be shown on top.
    – Leo
    Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 15:24

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