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.
  3.  

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  4. Write a WMS name and URL of the dataset.
  5.  

    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.

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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.
  3.  

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  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.

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