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WMS stands for Web Map Service - a standard protocol for serving georeferenced map images over the Internet that are generated by a map server using data from a GIS database.  Please visit this WMS Article for more information.

Using WMS Data Sources in GeoAgro GIS

To use WMS data sources in GeoAgro GIS, use the Create Layer - WMS tool. In that tool you will be accesing a WMS imagery source, by entering the WMS url, as listed in the following table:

Source
url
Geographic Scope
Description
Thumbnail
GeoPoser
http://geoposer.com:443/server/services/ve.xml
USA
Approximately 1mt resolution color Imagery
N.A.
USGS
http://wetlandswms.er.usgs.gov/wmsconnector/com.esri.wms.Esrimap/USFWS_WMS_CONUS_Wetlands
USA
Welands polygons
N.A.
NASA
http://wms.jpl.nasa.gov/wms.cgi
World
low-resolution imagery mosaic
N.A.
Maine
http://megisims.state.me.us/wmsconnector/com.esri.wms.Esrimap/WMSFramework
Maine
.5 ft, 1 ft, 2ft color imagery depending on Area, and other State wide layers
N.A.
USGS http://terraservice.net/ogccapabilities.ashx USA DRG (topo)

B/W imagery - varying resolutions

N.A.
USDA National Area Imagery Program

http://terra.sc.egov.usda.gov/TerraServer/MapServices2/OGCNav.ashx

USA 1 mt imagery (color or B/W depending on area N.A.


Other useful sources


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