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Development => Discussion/New features => Topic started by: menion on May 08, 2011, 11:27:42

Title: WMS recommended maps
Post by: menion on May 08, 2011, 11:27:42
I added to locus list of recommended WMS maps. If you have nice tips, which are by you "must have" for users, share links here and I'll add them to Locus!
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: jusc on May 09, 2011, 11:10:54
I found this http://www.geoserver.nrw.de/gbdaten.html (http://www.geoserver.nrw.de/gbdaten.html). I don´t know if it is possible to imlement, because I can´t see a complete map, but maybe other users?
J.
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: axelpix on May 09, 2011, 12:39:15
Hi,
here's another german WMS Server address.
Sachsengeoportal:
http://www.atlas.sachsen.de/geobak/servlet/gtEntryPoint (http://www.atlas.sachsen.de/geobak/servlet/gtEntryPoint)

At the far end of the long list, there are the TK50, TK100, TK25 etc. topographical maps. There's also a lot of other more or less usefull stuff.

BR
Axel
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: menion on May 09, 2011, 13:44:59
thanks guys. I added them into list here http://locus.asamm.cz/?page_id=422 (http://locus.asamm.cz/?page_id=422). I some WMS map server will be by you really nice and will works fine, I will add it into list of recommended maps into application itself
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: jusc on May 09, 2011, 15:11:18
and here are more:
http://www.geoportal-mv.de/land-mv/GeoP ... Karten.jsp (http://www.geoportal-mv.de/land-mv/GeoPortalMV_prod/de/Geowebdienste/TopographischeKarten.jsp)  from (http://www.geoportal-mv.de/land-mv/GeoP ... /index.jsp (http://www.geoportal-mv.de/land-mv/GeoPortalMV_prod/de/Geowebdienste/index.jsp))
http://nibis.lbeg.de/cardomap3/ (http://nibis.lbeg.de/cardomap3/)

J.
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: jusc on May 10, 2011, 09:48:15
I upgraded to 7.1.4,  but Im don´t know how to use WMS. Is it already implemented or/and exists a description/link?
J.
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: menion on May 10, 2011, 10:20:59
you should try some examples that are already in application. go to map manager screen, tab WMS, and at bottom click on first button. You'll see some recommended maps, just click on any you want (or add own by second button on WMS tab). If map will be added, check it, and tap on it and select "Select layers" and choose layers you want to see. Use Online maps or Offline SQlite maps to see them ...
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: frodo90 on May 13, 2011, 11:16:14
Hi Forum,

http://www.geoportal.rlp.de/mapbender/p ... ERVICE=WMS (http://www.geoportal.rlp.de/mapbender/php/wms.php?layer_id=29758&PHPSESSID=fabc332bf61ddcc32e768c93294bade2&REQUEST=GetCapabilities&VERSION=1.1.1&SERVICE=WMS)

or this one http://www.geoportal.rlp.de/portal/karten.html?WMC=2511 (http://www.geoportal.rlp.de/portal/karten.html?WMC=2511)

would be always nice but doesnt work in Locus. anyone had success ?!

regards frodo
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: frodo90 on May 13, 2011, 11:22:55
Quote from: "frodo90"
Hi Forum,

http://www.geoportal.rlp.de/mapbender/p ... ERVICE=WMS (http://www.geoportal.rlp.de/mapbender/php/wms.php?layer_id=29758&PHPSESSID=fabc332bf61ddcc32e768c93294bade2&REQUEST=GetCapabilities&VERSION=1.1.1&SERVICE=WMS)

or this one http://www.geoportal.rlp.de/portal/karten.html?WMC=2511 (http://www.geoportal.rlp.de/portal/karten.html?WMC=2511)

would be always nice but doesnt work in Locus. anyone had success ?!

regards frodo

and this one

http://www.geoportal.rlp.de/mapbender/p ... mc&id=2511 (http://www.geoportal.rlp.de/mapbender/php/mod_showMetadata.php?languageCode=de&resource=wmc&id=2511)
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: jusc on May 13, 2011, 13:26:27
Quote
would be always nice but doesnt work in Locus. anyone had success ?!


For me Germany/NRW doesn´t work yet. :-(
J.
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: arcticgps on May 15, 2011, 09:29:38
I am very impressed with the development of this app. Outstanding work!

There is a great wms service for Alaska - imagery improving all the time and everything on it is allowed to be downloaded and used offline. I do it all the time at work with ESRI products. I have tried it in Locus and the service works great.

http://www.alaskamapped.org/data/wms-wf ... ice-feeds/ (http://www.alaskamapped.org/data/wms-wfs-wcs-web-service-feeds/)

Looking forward to being able download tiles and save them on my Android. I have been using HTC phones for a couple of years and just ordered a tablet so I could get more serious about mapping In Android.

Will
Fairbanks AK
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: mike on May 25, 2011, 14:20:48
Please rename Germany/"Geobasisdatenportal" to "DE.GeoPortal.NRW". Maybe users may see at the 1st view, that it offers services, that cover the german Bundesland Nordrhein-Westphalen.
Thanx, mike  ;)
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: eserim on June 09, 2011, 11:37:51
Hi

I've set up a WMS but it doesn't match with the basemaps - about 200 metre offset - I've seen similar when projections get mixed up.  My data are in Britishish National grid (WKID:27700), but I can produce the WMS in any projection so I tried Web Mecator, but with same effect.  Is there an ideal projection for Locus to use?

I'm not sure, but my issue may be similar to this one on the Esri forum http://http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/12115-Project-WGS84-to-British-National-Grid-with-Geometry-Service.

I'm sorry, but for copyright and server reasons I can't post the WMS link here

Cheers

Eserim
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: menion on June 09, 2011, 12:16:50
Hi,
  currently I support only EPSG:4326. I can add support for more coordinate systems of course. Anyway I use Java port of Proj.4 library that contain only limited part of projections so not all can be simply added. I have also whole system fixed on this one projection so it can take it's time to create some better support :). So please try to solve it with some transformation on your server, if this will be possible
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: eserim on June 09, 2011, 22:00:59
Gosh, that's one I've not used, make me maps all squished :-D I'll have a play with projecting my WMS as that, ArGIS can do most re-projections if it has the right .prj file

Cheers

Eserim
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: eserim on June 09, 2011, 22:16:18
Alas, I hit the same as the similat post in the Esri forum, I need to change datum then reproject, I had the same issue with using an Esri Google API, that overlayed my maps with Google, I had to re-do my data, it couldn't handle on the fly conversion.

Shame.

Cheers

Eserim
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: girolez on June 10, 2011, 10:09:47
Hi

For France have a look at:

http://wms.geosignal.fr/metropole (http://wms.geosignal.fr/metropole)   (mapping and commune boundaries)

http://cartorisque.prism.net/wms/france (http://cartorisque.prism.net/wms/france)   (this gives avalanche danger areas and is good to overlay on ski maps!)

Also,

For Germany

http://www.gis5.nrw.de/cgi-bin/dim_50 (http://www.gis5.nrw.de/cgi-bin/dim_50)   (mapping)

And for spain

http://www.idee.es/wms/MTN-Raster/MTN-Raster (http://www.idee.es/wms/MTN-Raster/MTN-Raster)  (mapping)

Have fun,

Roger

Looking for ski piste wms overlay for the alps??
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: rijackson741 on July 03, 2011, 20:33:33
For the US, go here: http://http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/example/services.html
Each link will take you to a maps service. Most, although not all, have WMS services.

There is an online viewer here that allows you to play will all the layers to see what might interest you: http://http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/beta/

Of particular note
NEXRAD weather radar: http://http://services.nationalmap.gov/ArcGIS/services/NEXRAD_Weather/MapServer/WMSServer

I have not tried all of these. Of the ones I have tried some work, and some don't.
For the NEXRAD radar I get three layers, but only the first one works. The other two cause an "Unknown Problem".
The USGS National Hydrography Data works great: http://http://services.nationalmap.gov/ArcGIS/services/nhd/MapServer/WMSServer. This shows you streams, rivers, etc, with the direction of flow.
The Vector Base Map - Large Scale works: http://http://services.nationalmap.gov/ArcGIS/services/TNM_Vector_Large/MapServer/WMSServer. This gives a nice overlay for a satellite image.
BUT The Vector Base Map - Small Scale does not show anything at all: http://http://basemap.nationalmap.gov/arcgis/services/TNM_Vector_Small/MapServer/WMSServer  WHY?
The Contours - Small Scale also does not work. It just overwrites the entire map with a uniform color. http://http://basemap.nationalmap.gov/arcgis/services/TNM_Contours_Small/MapServer/WMSServer This is a real pity, because a contour overlay would be really nice  :cry:

I notice that the last two are listed as "tiled" rather than "dynamic". Perhaps this has something to do with it?

I'm going to try a few more, especially the scanned Topo maps (it would be great if that one works!)

A note for Menion. This is really a full vector map of the US. And it's public domain. You can use any of the information available from here for anything you like.
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: rijackson741 on July 03, 2011, 22:28:01
I have now also tried these:

US National Map Gazetteer (Geographic Names Service) http://http://services.nationalmap.gov/ArcGIS/services/geonames/MapServer/WMSServer. This works very nicely, and allows you to overlay anything from the geonames database on the map.

Scanned Topo Maps: http://http://raster.nationalmap.gov/ArcGIS/services/DRG/TNM_Digital_Raster_Graphics/MapServer/WMSServer. These work, but they are of course just the same as the ArcGIS topo maps. So not so useful after all. If we could make a WMS layer semi-transparent they might be more useful.

Transportation: http://http://services.nationalmap.gov/ArcGIS/services/transportation/MapServer/WMSServer. Nice. Allows an overlay of roads on satellite images. The lines are very thin and hard to see though. Is there anything that could be done to improve that?

Ecosystems: http://http://rmgsc.cr.usgs.gov/arcgis/services/ecosys_US/MapServer/WMSServer. This works, but it hides the underlying map. We could really do with the ability to make a WMS overlay semi-transparent. I have now noticed that the weather radar hides the underlying map for the same reason, which makes it much less useful  :(

FWS Wetlands: http://http://137.227.242.85/arcgis/services/FWS_Wetlands_WMS/MapServer/WMSServer. This works well, but don't turn on the metadata layer. If you do, then the underlying map is hidden (the transparency problem again).

Structures: http://http://services.nationalmap.gov/ArcGIS/services/structures/MapServer/WMSServer. This works. It shows you schools, police and fire stations, etc The icons are very small and hard to see though.

Government units: http://http://services.nationalmap.gov/ArcGIS/services/govunits/MapServer/WMSServer. This works. I think the most useful feature is that it allow you to overlay zip codes on the map.

I also tried a large scale version of the National Hydrography Data: http://http://services.nationalmap.gov/ArcGIS/services/NHD_Large/MapServer/WMSServer. The link for this is from a different source. It works (although, as with transportation, the lines are rather thin and hard to see), except at the largest scale. If you enable the layers at the largest scale Locus shows "Unknown Problem".
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: rijackson741 on July 13, 2011, 23:24:15
Some more WMS services:

Netherlands Met Office. This has several layers, including weather radar http://http://geoservices.knmi.nl/cgi-bin/RADNL_OPER_R___25PCPRR_L3.cgi

Norway Met Office. This has many layers, and covers all or Europe. Unfortunately does not provide weather radar, but does show cloud cover, wind speed and direction, and more: http://http://openmetoc.met.no/metoc/metocwms

German Met Office. Has past weather information (such as rainfall in the last 3 weeks) but that seems to be all.  http://http://maps.dwd.de/geoserver/wms

Australia. Lots of layers. Some work, most don't. Has weather radar, but those layers are some that don't work  :(  http://http://ows.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/mapserver/users/bomw0473/latest

US nowCOAST service. Lot's of layers. including another weather radar http://http://nowcoast.noaa.gov/wms/com.esri.wms.Esrimap/obs

Nighttime lights for the whole world. Kind of pointless, but kind of cool too  :)   http://http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/eog/maps/cgi-bin/public/ms/poster/

This shows wild fires and fire risk in Europe.  http://http://geohub.jrc.ec.europa.eu/effis/ows
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: menion on July 14, 2011, 09:23:26
thanks. It so much map ... :)) I have to find some time one day and check them and actualize recommended maps on homepage and in application
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: rijackson741 on July 14, 2011, 16:10:14
Yes it's a lot of maps  :D  But I posted everything that I found that works, and some are much more interesting than others. My choices are:

In the US. NEXRAD and/or nowCOAST for the weather radar. If you have satellite images as maps then Hydrography Data, Transportation, and US National Map Gazetteer are useful overlays.

In Europe. The Norway Met office. If you are in the Netherlands, the weather radar service.

The nighttime lights map is useless, but a cool thing to show your friends.

Regarding so many maps, I have a request. The name of the map is whatever the WMS server provides, but sometimes that is kind of meaningless to me, and in at least one case (Norway Met office) it's blank. I would like to be bale to assign my own name instead. It would make it much easier to remember which map is which.
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: miro666 on July 26, 2011, 12:56:34
Please prepare this WMS server for using on Locus, this is Croatian State Fundament Maps (1:5000):

http://http://www.geo-portal.hr/arcexplorer/arcexplorer.html?origid=ESRI_World&wmsserver=http%3A//www.geo-portal.hr/wmsconnector/com.esri.wms.Esrimap/HOK&wmslayers=&usesession=true

Thanks forwarding.

Regards
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: miro666 on July 26, 2011, 13:06:32
And please, I forget:

If you can implement on Locus Map too High resolution orthophoto + Topo Maps 1:25000 of Croatia with many layers (i think it is tile set map form):

http://http://preglednik.arkod.hr/ARKOD-Web/

I think you can from here started preparing and modifing:

http://http://preglednik.arkod.hr/images/

I know i ask maybe too many, but i really need this maps (free time and job).

Thank You forwarding.

Regards
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: LostInSpace on July 27, 2011, 02:38:21
Hi Menion,

is it possible for users to add WMS servers as we need them?  I have a regional server and I am interested in their aerial photos.

http://geodata.crdatlas.ca/gis9x/servic ... /WMSServer (http://geodata.crdatlas.ca/gis9x/services/WMSOrthos/MapServer/WMSServer)


thanks Don
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: frodo90 on July 27, 2011, 10:03:30
Is it possible to save or cache the wms data for later offline use ?

regards frodo
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: menion on July 27, 2011, 10:13:09
Hi guys, thanks all for enormous number of WMS services. My girlfriend will take care of this and select best of them that will be added as suggestion into app and on Locus homepage.

and about caching ... no this is not possible. Everytime you enable/disable any layer, url to server has change, so it will always be different image. So no caching is enabled for WMS maps
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: LostInSpace on July 27, 2011, 19:17:15
Any way for us to add our own WMS services?  If not, any suggestions as how I can get WMS maps and create locus maps manually?
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: menion on July 27, 2011, 19:37:33
how to add own WMS map? But for this is "plus" button on bottom of WMS page in Locus. Application for WMS maps without ability to ad down maps should be funny :)
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: LostInSpace on July 28, 2011, 04:11:58
he he - thanks.  Helps if I have the current version!
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: RedSpawn on September 28, 2011, 14:12:42
i finally found 2 official WMS server of the swiss government!
you can get 250 tiles for free per session (just restart locus for a new session).

overview: http://http://www.geo.admin.ch/internet/geoportal/en/home/services/geoservices/display_services.html
description (only german/french): http://http://www.geo.admin.ch/internet/geoportal/de/home/services/geoservices/display_services/services_wms.html

WMS server:
    BAFU (Federal Office for the Environment): http://ecogis.admin.ch/de/wms  37 layers
    BGDI (Federal Spatial Data Infrastructure): http://wms.geo.admin.ch >150 layers

unfortunately the layers are not really that "useful" (still looking for a WMS with hiking trails), but some can be interesting.
check out data of BAFU server: http://http://www.mappetizer.de/de/beispiele/wms_bafu_suisse/index.html
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: menion on September 28, 2011, 19:33:25
thanks RedSpawn. I plan to play few days with wms maps (during second part of October) and finally add some more recommended maps etc. into Locus and on homepage so all links you posted here are very welcome, so thanks!
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: GRGISpro on October 01, 2011, 22:35:29
Menion,

Try these WMS services. I can get those to work in ArcGIS software but not within Locus Pro.  Does the provider need to change something in order to view or is the issue on the software side?

http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/chouse/wms ... specs.html (http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/chouse/wms/wms_image_server_specs.html)
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: GRGISpro on October 15, 2011, 04:06:48
Menion

I ask favor for change to Locus WMS.

The reason the WMS service from http://geoint.lmic.state.mn.us/cgi-bin/wmsll (http://geoint.lmic.state.mn.us/cgi-bin/wmsll)?  
does not work is because it only gives <Format>image/jpeg</Format>

not "png" format

The source of the WMS service told me that the getcapabilities statement tells your program to only request jpeg format but your program is only asking for png.

Is possible for you to accept jpg as well as png?



  http://geoint.lmic.state.mn.us/cgi-bin/ ... pabilities (http://geoint.lmic.state.mn.us/cgi-bin/wms?VERSION=1.3.0&SERVICE=WMS&REQUEST=GetCapabilities)
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: menion on October 17, 2011, 07:27:10
hi,
  support for JPEG added but new problem with your map occur. These maps support only http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/26915/ (http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/26915/) this coordinate system. Problem is, that I still don't do support for more then few basics coordinate system so this maps will not work. Anyway it's one of my next priorities so I hope I'll find enough time for this soon (for better projection support)
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: teleskopix on October 18, 2011, 10:42:02
Here is my collection http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/q ... f_WMS_maps (http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/qlandkartegt/index.php?title=Collection_of_WMS_maps)
of wms maps I've made. http://www.qgis.org/ (http://www.qgis.org/) help me to find the layers and bounding box.
Nice search tool for wms maps is http://www.mapmatters.org/ (http://www.mapmatters.org/)
http://qlandkarte.org/ (http://qlandkarte.org/) use http://www.gdal.org/ (http://www.gdal.org/) to show wms maps.

regards
teleskopix
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: Northlight on November 02, 2011, 11:11:32
Her comes anotherone:
http://egis.kreis-stormarn.de/mywms_neu ... sion=1.1.1 (http://egis.kreis-stormarn.de/mywms_neu/servlet/myWMS?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&version=1.1.1)
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: radlerengel on January 03, 2012, 22:05:54
Hi, I found this link for Bavaria data:

http://geodaten.bayern.de/ogc/ogc_dtk50_oa.cgi (http://geodaten.bayern.de/ogc/ogc_dtk50_oa.cgi) (i.e. 1:50000 topo map)
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: arie876 on June 14, 2012, 18:08:39
Norwegian Topo (max 10k tiles per 24 hours, per ip)

WMS:

http://openwms.statkart.no/skwms1/wms.t ... sion=1.1.1 (http://openwms.statkart.no/skwms1/wms.topo2?request=GetCapabilities&service=wms&version=1.1.1)

Cached (for online service and automatic downloading by locus):

See: http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... ID%3D14165 (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=no&sl=no&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.statkart.no%2F%3Fmodule%3DArticles%3Baction%3DArticle.publicShow%3BID%3D14165)
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: maison on January 19, 2016, 23:42:49
how to add own WMS map? But for this is "plus" button on bottom of WMS page in Locus. Application for WMS maps without ability to ad down maps should be funny <!-- s:) -->:)<!-- s:) -->

I looked for the syntax on how to add your own WMS server, but I couldn't find it. Can anyone help? If you have the URL, I guess you should give it to Locus so that it can replace the position of the tiles and the zoom level with variables.
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: menion on January 20, 2016, 00:03:46
Not needed ... Locus is fully featured WMS browser, so no need to give it some improved URL address.

Read manual here: http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:maps_wms . What you need is just an url to GetCapabilities configuration.
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: maison on January 20, 2016, 21:47:43
Not needed ... Locus is fully featured WMS browser, so no need to give it some improved URL address.

Read manual here: http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:maps_wms . What you need is just an url to GetCapabilities configuration.

Thank you for the reply, but what do you mean? I had read that manual page and searched in the forum, but the only thing about what I need it says is "launches a dialog to enter your WMS link manually", which doesn't help much. The dialogue only consists in an input field for a http link. But links are different for different websites and you need to specify where Locus should put the zoom and the variables for the WMS tiles. I want to add a website that Locus doesn't have, so I have to set it manually. Compare to what you do in MobAC, where the mapsources use a syntax like {$z}, {$x}, {$y} for the software to insert the respective variables for tiles.
So, do you know what syntax to use for the tile variables in an custom URL, so that it makes sense to Locus?
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: menion on January 21, 2016, 05:12:25
Hmm maison, are you sure you understand how WMS maps works? Btw. do you really wants to add a WMS to Locus?

Because what you need looks more like this: http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:advanced:customization:online_maps
Title: Re: WMS recommended maps
Post by: maison on January 22, 2016, 21:38:16
Thank you; this is a better possibility than I was trying to do. The providers.xml option wasn't in the menu, but this method is similar to what I had done in MobAC and more explicit than just adding a URL. I was able to make it work, so it solved my problem; but, as a matter of fact, I still wonder how you can do it by the URL only or in what case you need that.