[HOT] OSM humanitarian layer as an ArcGIS basemap?

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Sat Oct 4 00:39:56 UTC 2014

Not really solving the problem in this thread, but, FYI, humanitarian
style is now available directly in QGIS via OpenLayers Plugin [0].

[0] http://hub.qgis.org/issues/11185

On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 5:07 PM, Claire Halleux
<claire.halleux at hotosm.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> I do personnally use QGIS for this kind of task and I think it is likely to
> be the most useful and easy place for it, however this request was about
> making it work using ArcGIS. So, thank you very much for all the instructive
> tips, specially to Brad and Peter!
> Refreshing the cache within the application solved the issue of the
> different (not matching) zoom levels.
> As it seems that nobody hosts the humanitarian style OSM layer yet in a way
> that it could be used, the GIS guys are back using the standard OSM basemap
> for the urgent needs, but your suggestions will soon be tried too.
> Best,
> Claire
> Claire Halleux
> Volunteer and Member of the Board
> +243 99 256 9980 (Kinshasa, DRC)
> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
> http://www.hotosm.org/
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2014_DRC_Ebola_Response
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 5:59 AM, Peter Chin <Peter.Chin at redcross.ca> wrote:
>> Hi  Claire,
>> I can add OSM layers in my arcgis online account. You'll need to have an
>> arcgis online account and then login at maps.arcgis.com, then in your Arcgis
>> home page, click on My Content, then click "Create Map", then
>> in the top left corner click "Add", Add layer from Web, and choose "A WMS
>> OGC Web Service", then enter a valid WMS/Web map service OGC URL.
>> There are a few free OSM WMS Servers. One is
>> which is hosted by the folks at osm-wms.de m(Univ. of Hiedleberg).  When
>> you've entered click "Add" and you'll get
>> a basic OSM base map (not the OSM Humanitarian layer) but a basic OSM base
>> map.
>> You should be able to find other free WMS OGC servers of OpenStreetMap
>> base layers at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WMS If you're stuck, send
>> me a private email message and I'll see if I can help some more.
>> If you want the HOT style basemap, you'll need to request that the WMS
>> providers add this basemap to their hosting service.
>> Best Regards,
>> Peter Chin
>> Canadian Red Cross Volunteer
>> E-mail: peter.chin at redcross.ca
>> www.redcross.ca | www.croixrouge.ca
>> Canadian Red Cross Shelter Cluster Project:
>> www.sheltercluster.org/Asia/Philippines/Pages/default.aspx
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