Opened 13 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#1495 closed task (fixed) man page needs new example: OnEarth WMS server has shut down

Reported by: hamish Owned by: grass-dev@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 6.4.3
Component: Docs Version: svn-trunk
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the help pages use NASA's OnEarth WMS server for all of its examples, but now that has shut down (except that is for certain pre-rendered tiles, but that's a job for another script..).

any globally interesting suggestions for what we could replace it with?

this also has sad consequences for the very useful addon module.


Change History (7)

comment:1 by hamish, 12 years ago


I have now written a script that takes your starting lat/lon and finds the grid coords of the nearest WMS tiles at the given lat/lon resolution (taken from a fixed list of server options), downloads the tiles, pnmcat's them together, and calc's the final bounding box of it all.

Also I've done a script which does the same-but-different for TMS servers like OSM (technically should work for Google/Bing/etc maps too if the terms of use allowed that) into the spherical-merc funny-projection.

before I invest the time to grassify them into addons, I'd ask if anyone else has already done it & if I'd just be reinventing the wheel.

cheers, Hamish (missing

comment:2 by hamish, 12 years ago


I've now rewritten to work with the tiled WMS server, I've only lightly tested it with the LANDSAT global mosaic, probably a few bugs remain and new layers to tweak (e.g. tilesize 480x480 instead of 512x512). But it's nice to have quick landsat backdrops again, wherever you need them.

The help page examples are still non-functional AFAIK and seek a stable server to replace the NASA urls.


comment:3 by hamish, 11 years ago

someone mentioned the flightgear WFS the other day, how about using their WMS as the example?


comment:4 by hamish, 11 years ago

beginnings of an update in r55915.

in reply to:  4 comment:5 by neteler, 11 years ago

Replying to hamish:

beginnings of an update in r55915.

Backported to 6.4.svn in r57226.

comment:6 by hamish, 11 years ago

The from TelaScience is good because it's a joint-OSGeo effort, but not so good because it is quite slow.

others suggestions for interesting local detail + global coverage open WMS servers are welcome.


comment:7 by neteler, 9 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Updated also in G7 manual: r66897 and r66898. Closing.

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