I am trying to download the images (or the vector files if possible) from a map embedded in the following webpage https://www4.sii.cl/mapasui/internet/#/contenido/index.html

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To see the layers you need to click Catálogo Mapas enter image description here and then chose Region, City and layer, for example "XVIII DIRECCION REGIONAL DE ARICA Y PARINACOTA"->"ARICA"->"Predios".

Inspecting the webpage I realized it uses a WMS request, for example: "https://www4.sii.cl/mapasui/services/ui/wmsProxyService/call?service=WMS&request=GetMap&layers=sii:BR_CART_ARICA_WMS&styles=PREDIOS_WMS_V0&format=image/png&transparent=true&version=1.1.1&comuna=1101&eac=0&eacano=0&height=256&width=256&srs=EPSG:3857&bbox=-7825622.9558363445,-2093457.3306744064,-7825317.2023204,-209351.5825612664"

My first attempt was trying to connect to the WMS from QGIS, but I couldn't figure out the correct URL (there is no documentation either). Secondly, I tried to change the parameters of the request, but the image doesn't show when anything is changed.


Any ideas of how to download this layers? I think the easiest way would be to infer the WMS URL but maybe there are other options.

2 Answers 2


The URL to append request parameters is just:


Normally, you would expect a GetCapabilities request to work



or for specific versions like:


but neither of these work, so it may be that the service provider has switched these responses off; possibly they weren't intending anybody else to use the service in their own software clients. Clients like QGIS need a working GetCapabilities response to know what they can offer to the user; so I think it's unlikely you'll find anything to work with QGIS.

The service is working though to give images, your example request gives:

GetMap request

So possibly you can hand crank some requests for your needs by changing the image size (height=256&width=256&) and bounding box (bbox=-7825622.9558363445,-2093457.3306744064,-7825317.2023204,-209351.5825612664&)

like (bbox=-7825317.2023204,-2093457.3306744064,-7825011.448804455,-209351.5825612664):

changing bounding box

  • thank you @nmtoken ! Just to know, did you try to change the image size or the bounding box? because when I try changing any number I get a white image... Sep 30, 2021 at 18:32
  • Without the capabilities response it'll be difficult to determine what's allowed. Changing bbox does work for me
    – nmtoken
    Oct 1, 2021 at 8:39

Try with https://www.npmjs.com/package/wms-downloader with following parameters: https://www4.sii.cl/mapasui/services/ui/wmsProxyService/call


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