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I can't connect to any of the Web Map Services (WMS/WMTS/WFS) in QGIS. I don't think its a problem with the servers I'm using, but more about QGIS not being connected to the internet maybe?

The pop-up error is: "Host could not be found."

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Examples of servers I am using:

  1. (WFS) https://wxs.ign.fr/choisirgeoportail/geoportail/wfs?
  2. (WMS/WMTS) https://wxs.ign.fr/choisirgeoportail/geoportail/wmts? SERVICE=WMTS&VERSION=1.0.0&REQUEST=GetCapabilities
  3. (WMS/WMTS) https://portal.opentopography.org/dataCatalog?listAll=true&group=global

Version: QGIS Desktop 3.10.2

Any ideas why it is not working I will highly appreciate it.

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  • At least the second one works for me after bypassing the error message about certificate error. The URL to connect is https://wxs.ign.fr/choisirgeoportail/geoportail/wmts?service=WMTS&request=GetCapabilities and I tested with orthophoto layer. – user30184 May 28 '20 at 14:51
  • @user30184 On my end I can't connect to any server, the hosts can't be found. Is there an option I should enable before trying to connect to a web map service? – Pod May 28 '20 at 14:59
  • Do you have a proxy server in your Network? – user30184 May 28 '20 at 15:01
  • @user30184 no, I'm not using a proxy. Should I? – Pod May 28 '20 at 15:12
  • I do not know your network. If you are in a company network and external http traffic must go through a proxy server then yes, you must use proxy with QGIS as well. – user30184 May 28 '20 at 15:16
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I try to use the first link and it works like this:

https://wxs.ign.fr/choisirgeoportail/geoportail/wfs

The second link is necessary to add ? between wmts and SERVICE

https://wxs.ign.fr/choisirgeoportail/geoportail/wmts?SERVICE=WMTS&VERSION=1.0.0&REQUEST=GetCapabilities

Finally the last link does not have a wms service, but I found a few on the page, and I found this link: https://www.gmrt.org/services/

to visualize the service, you have to do the next steps:

  1. Right-click on WMS/WMTS on the navigation pane and click in new Connection.

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  1. Enter the name of the Connection, the URL of the service, and click in Accept.

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  1. Finally, you can select in the navigation pane and choose the service that you want to visualize.

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Example of the third link:

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  • Hi Jhon, my problem starts in your 3rd image. On my end it doesn't connect to any of the navigation services. Instead I have "Error al descargar posibilidades" – Pod Jun 5 '20 at 8:45

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