I am trying to load this map that comes from an ESRI Server in QGIS.

I tried two different ways:

  • DATA SOURCE MANAGER / PROTOCOL HTTPS or FILE and then adding the URL. When I do this it fails and appears this message. (INVALID DATA SOURCE
  • DATA SOURCE MANAGER / ARCGIS Map SERVER. I add the server connection using the URL. It loads the layer but appears a warning message next to it saying.

Network error: Error transferring https://egis.fire.ca.gov/arcgis/rest/services/FRAP/ownership/FeatureServer/export?bbox=-13849232.281800,3833711.951200,-12704981.773600,5162403.249100&size=1319,1531&format=jpg&layers=show:0&transparent=true&f=image - server replied: Bad Request

https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=f73858e200634ca888b19ca8c78e3aed .Maybe I am doing it the wrong way, but everytime I load it, I always get the same error.

Does anyone have an idea how to solve it?


2 Answers 2


You are trying to load an ArcGIS FeatureServer into QGIS and don't need the export you added.

Simply open the Data Source Manager (Ctrl + L):

Enter image description here

Go to the ArcGIS Feature Server tab and click on New:

Enter image description here

In the create new arcgise feature server window, give your layer a name and insert the URL (https://egis.fire.ca.gov/arcgis/rest/services/FRAP/ownership/FeatureServer) and click OK.

Enter image description here

You can now click Connect to add the layer through the Data Source Manger or straight from the browser:

Enter image description here

  • Something is missing or is in excess near "the layer your through". Commented Nov 5, 2020 at 10:58
  • @PeterMortensen Right you are, fixed it.
    – Dror Bogin
    Commented Nov 5, 2020 at 11:00
  • and this method will only list 'public' shared layers. I believe...
    – Theo F
    Commented Jun 21, 2021 at 21:46
  • @TheoF unless you add authentication
    – Dror Bogin
    Commented Jun 22, 2021 at 7:36
  • @DrorBogin yes agreed. Although for authentication to work you need to generate an ArcGIS token for the layer. I belive you can only generate tokens if you have ArcGIS Server or ArcGIS Enterprise.
    – Theo F
    Commented Jun 22, 2021 at 15:44

From the last link you have provided, we can see in the detail section that it is a feature service, and at the bottom there is the service URL https://egis.fire.ca.gov/arcgis/rest/services/FRAP/ownership/FeatureServer that also indicates that it is a feature server.

In QGIS, you would add an ArcGIS Feature Server (not a map server as you did) with this service URL


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.