Web Map Service may be accessed through the Datasource Manager.

To add WMS into the Datasource Manager:

  1. Select Datasource Manager from the Tools tab.
  2. Click Add WMS in the Source Browser.



  4. Write a WMS name and URL of the dataset.

    Note: in the WMS URL delete part from question mark to the end of the URL e.g.:

    original: http://wms.ess-ws.nrcan.gc.ca/wms/toporama_en?VERSION=1.1.1&request=GetCapabilities&service=wms

    modified: http://wms.ess-ws.nrcan.gc.ca/wms/toporama_en


  6. Click Get Info button.
  7. Select one of available WMS versions (1.0.0, 1.1.1 or 1.3.0)
  8. Click Save and add a WMS to the map.


WMS is added to a map as shown below:

  1. Select Add Layer from the Layer tab or Map tab.
  2. Select Web Feature Service in the Source Browser.



  4. Select WMS from the Source Browser and select WMS sublayer.
  5. If you have a basemap (Mapbox, Bing, OSM etc.) in the map, adjust projection to EPSG:900913.
  6. Click Select button.

Note: it is possible to add username and password protected WMS e.g. http://username:password@example.com.