WMS are served directly from the source you connect to your Mango account. If your source’s WMS server is experiencing issues, your tiles may not render correctly. In this instance, please check with the WMS provider.
The OpenGIS® Web Map Service Interface Standard (WMS) is an open standard for requesting and displaying geo-registered map images from distributed servers. Mango supports v1.3.0 compliant WMS that makes layers available in Web Mercator projection (CRS=EPSG:3857).
As an open standard, anyone can implement the specification. This means there is a wide variety of implementations that may or may not meet the OGC specification. For most WMS, you will need the GetCapabilities URL of the WMS that includes the following parameters to add WMS layers to your account:
If you encounter issues with WMS URLS that do not include the above parameters, add them before attempting again.
If your WMS requires authentication, prepend username:password@ to the hostname in the URL:
Adding a WMS layer
Adding a layer from a WMS in Mango will connect that layer to your Mango data library. This layer can then be used on any number of maps. You may add any number of layers from a WMS.
WMS layers do not count towards data storage quotas.
To connect open the Upload layers window, select WMS from the dropdown box, enter the GetCapabilities request URL of the WMS into the box provided, and click Connect.
After Mango successfully connects to the service, you will be provided with a list of the layers in the WMS that are available in Web Mercator coordinate system. Select the layer you wish to link to your Mango account and click Save.
To add additional layers from the same WMS, repeat the steps above using the same GetCapabilities URL.
If the WMS server does not contain any suitable layers, you will see an error message.
- The service must support WMS 1.3, and also make its layers available in Web Mercator projection (EPSG:3857) in order to be used in your map.
- If the WMS does not provide a legend graphic, you may see a ‘broken’ image icon in the legend.