WMS/WMTS Service

Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) are two standards proposed by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) that determine how client applications should make requests to obtain maps from a server compatible with WMS or WMTS respectively.

WMS-compatible servers use the HTTP protocol and the returned maps are usually images in popular formats (PNG, GIF, JPEG, etc.). WMS server capabilities are published in an XML document that specifies the types of queries supported as well as metadata (lists of layers, supported projections, etc.).

WMTS-compatible servers allow you to obtain map data in the form of predefined tiles from a data server.

JMap Cloud can query servers compatible with both standards in order to create spatial data sources.

The settings you need to complete are as follows:


Give the SDS a name. There are no restrictions for the name of resources (SDS, projects, map layers) in JMap Cloud.

GetCapabilities URL

Enter the GetCapabilities URL which will return the capabilities of the WMS or WMTS server. The URL must use the https:// protocol, otherwise an error message is displayed. The URL should look like this: ​ For a WMS compatible server: https://www.server.com/wms?SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.3.0&REQUEST=GetCapabilities

For a WMTS compatible server: https://www.server.com/wmts?SERVICE=WMTS&VERSION=1.0.0&REQUEST=GetCapabilities


Optional. You can add a description of the data source.


Optional. You can add labels that can be used to sort or filter SDS. Tags are available for use with all resources (SDS, projects, layers).

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K2 Geospatial 2023