The Mapserver configuration at wms.openstreetmap.de
The layers can be browsed at: http://wms.openstreetmap.de
The WMS service can be accessed via WMS client (QGIS, JOSM...) at:
Tiles are available via:
Copyright Watermarks are always added to the requested layers. Requests for more thane one layer are denied.
The Mapserver is implemented as a python wsgi-script inside the Apache server. It is using methods from umn mapserver (python mapscript). Configuration is done by a map-file which is read by the wsgi-scripts.
In addition to the script itself tiles are cached using Apache
Layers are created into per-topic
.map files and included into osmwms.map.
These are (more or less) an ordinary mapfiles with the usual mapfile syntax,
but with some some additional metadata fields in layers:
- "copyright" - This is used for layer specific copyright messages rendered as watermark.
- "-wms-disabled" - If true, WMS is disabled for this layer.
- "-terms-of-use" - Additional terms-of-use text that is displayed on the overview index page.