I have added both a new WMS and a new WFS server into a QGIS project, by specifying a generic GetCapabilities URL in the appropriate sections in the browser panel:

QGIS browser panel

After that, I am able to add some of the available layers from these WMS and WFS servers.

Now, how can I find the full corresponding underlying HTTP request (that was probably build under the hood by QGIS), so that I can copy and paste it in a web browser to get the same map?

  • add layer >right click> properties and the information tab.
    – Mapperz
    Nov 10, 2020 at 18:45
  • I've seen that, it's not really formatted as a ready-to-use HTTP request. Nov 10, 2020 at 19:43

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If you have QGIS 3.14, press F12. Otherwise install the Network logger plugin.

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  • 2
    Didn't know the F12 trick, that's cool ! Nov 10, 2020 at 19:47

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