[HOT] OSM humanitarian layer as an ArcGIS basemap?

Claire Halleux claire.halleux at hotosm.org
Thu Sep 11 09:07:43 UTC 2014

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.



Claire Halleux
Volunteer and Member of the Board
+243 99 256 9980 (Kinshasa, DRC)
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team


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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