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Introduction

collective.geo.wms is a product which enables you to embed WMS, TMS and WMTS layers in your website.

It is designed to make adding WMS, TMS or WMTS layers as easy as possible.

Why WMS/TMS/WMTS

You will find thousands of public Map Servers with interesting and valuable information which you can display on your website. Many of these services provide WMS,TMS or WMTS only.

Usage

First you have to add a WMS Server to your site. The initial add form only allows you to enter the url and type of a webservice. The title, description and keywords are taken from the service if it produces a valid response to the getCapabilities query. When the server could be successfully added you can change the title, descripton and keywords. You are not allowed to change the server url or protocol. A list of layers that are available on this server will be requested directly from the server. The list of layers will be cached for 100 minutes so if layers are added on the server you may have to wait up to 2 hours for them to refresh.

After you added the servers you can add layers to your website. Layers are displayed as a Map.

In the add form you choose the service for your maps. You cannot change the server later by editing the layer. After you added the layer you have to choose the layers of the service you want to display in your map. Some WMS Servers do not support overlaying layers on the serverside if this is the case for the server you are connecting to you have to check 'Single Layers' for them to display.

When you click on a feature on the map a request is sent to the server to get information about this feature (or features) which are displayed in a pop up. This behaviour can be disabled by unchecking 'Feature Info'

You need the latest version of OWSLib (currently 0.7.2) to use TMS and WMTS