[Talk-ca] WMS Layer for canvec data / toporama

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 23:18:25 GMT 2010

Sweet thanks.
I just used that big weblink and added that as the WMS layer and it works :)

Was that the full list of features?  (are there any more features that can
be added to that url string?)

It looks awesome!  as it also lists the road network layout.  It looks like
it lists the road names but just the major roads.   The geometry of all the
roads will be identical to the canvec roads & geobase roads that Adam is
currently importing for BC.

So all thats needed for us regular mappers is to use that as a guide for
drawing in more features.

For southern Vancouver Island, most of the canvec data was already imported,
so we can use this as a point of reference so others can figure out what the
toporama features compare to. ... if that makes sence....


On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 2:33 PM, Kevin Michael Smith <smithkm at draconic.ca>wrote:

> On Tue, 2010-03-09 at 13:30 -0800, Sam Vekemans wrote:
> > According to the website, it should be possable to get a WMS layer
> > service which shows ALL of the map features that are available in
> > canvec.
> > So is this actually possable to get?  I dont know what the exact URL
> > that i need to enter into JOSM to get it, if anyone knows, it would be
> > great to add it to the main Canada wiki page.
> If you look as the GetCapabilities response it lists all the available
> layers:
> http://wms.ess-ws.nrcan.gc.ca/wms/toporama_en?VERSION=1.1.1&request=GetCapabilities&service=wms
> It's down near the end.  Just add all of them to the LAYERS paramater of
> your GetMap request in the order you want them.  Here the result (I just
> used the order in the GetCapabilities response which seems to work well
> enough
> http://wms.ess-ws.nrcan.gc.ca/wms/toporama_en?LAYERS=limits,vegetation,builtup_areas,designated_areas,hydrography,hypsography,water_saturated_soils,landforms,constructions,water_features,road_network,railway,populated_places,structures,power_network,feature_names&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetMap&STYLES=&EXCEPTIONS=application/vnd.ogc.se_inimage&FORMAT=image/png&
> It's a bit cluttered though.
> Thanks for pointing this service out, It could be handy as an alternate
> base layer for the web application I'm working on.
> --
> Kevin Michael Smith <smithkm at draconic.ca>
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