Opened 12 years ago
Closed 8 years ago
#1495 closed task (fixed)
r.in.wms man page needs new example: OnEarth WMS server has shut down
|Reported by:||hamish||Owned by:|
the r.in.wms 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 r.in.onearth addon module.
Change History (7)
comment:1 by , 11 years ago
comment:2 by , 11 years ago
|Milestone:||6.4.2 → 6.4.3|
I've now rewritten r.in.onearth 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 r.in.wms help page examples are still non-functional AFAIK and seek a stable server to replace the NASA urls.
comment:3 by , 10 years ago
someone mentioned the flightgear WFS the other day, how about using their WMS as the example?
follow-up: 5 comment:4 by , 10 years ago
beginnings of an update in r55915.
comment:5 by , 10 years ago
comment:6 by , 10 years ago
The mapserver.flightgear.org 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 , 8 years ago
|Status:||new → closed|
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.
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 r.in.onearth)