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Main menu > WMS
This menu item is only available when the wmsplugin plugin has been installed.
The wmsplugin allows you to use various sources as a background layer in the main window. Clicking on a green WMS menu item will automatically download the image from the server. Servers can be added and edited using the WMSplugin Preference Tab in the preferences . Any new servers or changes would then displayed on the main WMS menu. By default, Landsat and NPE menu items are added.
At present, the Menu has five sections:
Downloaads Landsat image for the area.
Only applicable to England & Wales. Downloads a scanned and rectified image of the New Popular Edition Ordnance Survey map.
For use with Metacarta's Map Rectifier. Clicking on this opens up a dialog box requesting an id. The id is obtained from either the page url or the WMS link. (for example, http://labs.metacarta.com/rectifier/rectify/73 - the id would be 73)
Note if you are using these images for editing then you need to ensure the image, and its method of rectification, are free of any copyright issues.
Opens up a text helpfile.
You can add, edit and delete WMS entries in the WMSplugin Preference Tab - these will then show up in the WMS menu. You can also do this manually in the Advanced Preferences, using the following schema: wmsplugin.url.1.name=Landsat wmsplugin.url.1.url=http://onearth.jpl.nasa.gov.... wmsplugin.url.2.name=NPE Maps... etc Full WMS URL input format example (landsat) http://onearth.jpl.nasa.gov/wms.cgi?request=GetMap&layers=global_mosaic&styles=&srs=EPSG:4326&format=image/jpeg For Metacartas Map Rectifier http://labs.metacarta.com/rectifier/ , you only need to input the relevant 'id'. To add a Metacarta Map Rectifer menu item, manually create the url like in this example,replacing 73 with your image id: http://labs.metacarta.com/rectifier/wms.cgi?id=73&srs=EPSG:4326&Service=WMS&Version=1.1.0&Request=GetMap&format=image/png Note: Make sure the image is suitable, copyright-wise, if in doubt, don't use. WMS Plugin version: 2.4
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