I want to download Sentinel-2 WMS layer from https://s2maps.eu/ using gdal_translate option. I have an XML file to fetch the image. But I am not getting a proper output. I believe it is due to the XML file which I am not an expert to fine tune properly. I can't find out where I went wrong.

  <Service name="WMS">

The output of gdal_translate -of GTiff wms.xml sent12.tif is like:


If I check the pixel size it is not 10m and is nearly around 28m. So how do I get the imagery with 10m resolution?

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    What output do you get?
    – nmtoken
    Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 7:35
  • I have attached the output in the link link . I do in command prompt gdal_translate -of GTiff wms.xml sent12.tif to get the same output Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 9:12
  • It appears that you have swapped your coordinates
    – nmtoken
    Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 9:43

1 Answer 1


One way of doing this...

Do a gdalinfo on the service endpoint

gdalinfo "WMS:https://tiles.maps.eox.at/?SERVICE=WMS&"

Gives a list of Subdatasets (WMS layers) with example GetMap requests:

Driver: WMS/OGC Web Map Service
Files: none associated
Size is 512, 512
  SUBDATASET_1_DESC=Sentinel-2 cloudless layer for 2018 by EOX - 3857
  SUBDATASET_22_DESC=Sentinel-2 cloudless layer for 2019 by EOX - 4326
Corner Coordinates:
Upper Left  (    0.0,    0.0)
Lower Left  (    0.0,  512.0)
Upper Right (  512.0,    0.0)
Lower Right (  512.0,  512.0)
Center      (  256.0,  256.0)

Then you can do a gdal_translate on the subdataset like:

gdal_translate -of JPEG -outsize 256 256 "WMS:https://tiles.maps.eox.at/?SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetMap&LAYERS=s2cloudless-2019&SRS=EPSG:4326&BBOX=-180.000000,-90.000000,180.000000,90.000000&FORMAT=image/jpeg&TILESIZE=256&OVERVIEWCOUNT=17&MINRESOLUTION=0.0000053644180298&TILED=true" out.jpeg

Creates a JPEG and associated out.jpeg.aux.xml file:

JPEG created

Similarly, for your bounds

gdal_translate -of JPEG -outsize 700 700 "WMS:https://tiles.maps.eox.at/?SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetMap&LAYERS=s2cloudless-2019&SRS=EPSG:4326&BBOX=94.9998611110000013,26.9998611110000013,97.0001388889999987,29.0001388889999987&FORMAT=image/jpeg&TILESIZE=256&OVERVIEWCOUNT=17&MINRESOLUTION=0.0000053644180298&TILED=true" out2.jpeg



  • It is really working well. If I want to convert it in tif and keep the native resolution to 10m how to I do that? Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 10:38
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    @GokulAnand for TIFF output you just need to the -of GTiff as you had already
    – nmtoken
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 16:02
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    WMS only give a representation of the native data, so not sure if you'' be able to get native resolution. You can experiment with bounding box and image size in the GetMap request.
    – nmtoken
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 16:17

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