[Talk-us] Slippymap for USGS topos?
ebwolf at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 21:21:49 BST 2011
The ArcGIS Server used by USGS requires very precisely formed WMS requests.
I haven't tried to get his to work in JOSM - just TileCache. I'll see if I
can work it out this weekend. Buy me a beer in Denver and I'll figured it
For now, a hint - Potlatch2 style tilecaches of some of these layers:
Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734
On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 9:42 AM, Matthew Luehrmann <
matthew.luehrmann at gmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone gotten these links to work in JOSM? They look really useful,
> but I have not been able to get JOSM to recognize them.
> On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 9:47 AM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The USTopo products are not the "good old" 1:24K. Rather, they are GeoPDFs
>> generated out of The National Map layers (with one exception).
>> You can get the classic scanned topos (Digital Raster Graphics, DRGs) via
>> srs=EPSG:102113 <http://raster.nationalmap.gov/ArcGIS/services/DRG/TNM_Digital_Raster_Graphics/MapServer/WMSServerlayers=0,1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23levels=24bbox=-180,90,180,-90srs=EPSG:102113>
>> The orthoimagery layer is available via this WMS (note: this is NAIP plus
>> some higher resolution imagery):
>> type=WMS url=
>> http://isse.cr.usgs.gov/ArcGIS/services/Combined/SDDS_Imagery/MapServer/WMSServerlayers=0 levels=24 bbox=-180,90,180,-90 srs=EPSG:102113
>> spherical_mercator=true tms_type=google
>> The National Map is available via this WMS (Zoom levels 13+):
>> [tnm] type=WMS #url=http://tnmdev.cr.usgs.gov/arcgis/services/TNM_Vector_Large/MapServer/WMSServer
>> levels=24 bbox=-180,90,180,-90 srs=EPSG:102113<http://tnmdev.cr.usgs.gov/arcgis/services/TNM_Vector_Large/MapServer/WMSServerurl=http://services.nationalmap.gov/arcgis/services/TNM_Vector_Large/MapServer/WMSServerlayers=4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,26,27,28,29,32,33,34,35,36,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,47,48,49,50,51,53,54,56,57,58,59levels=24bbox=-180,90,180,-90srs=EPSG:102113>spherical_mercator=true tms_type=google
>> You can also grab small scale National Map tiles directly (zoom 1-12):
>> The WMS links are formatted for tilecache. I'm not sure what format JOSM
>> prefers, but you can probably infer it. Note that you need to get the layer
>> names (numbers) just right or you won't get a valid response from the
>> server. And don't try to use EPSG:900913 even though the GetCapabilities
>> says it works.
>> One final thing: Do not trace roads from The National Map! Despite the
>> normal license free status of USGS data, the roads in The National Map are
>> currently licensed from TeleAtlas.
>> -Eric Wolf
>> Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734
>> On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 12:26 AM, Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com>wrote:
>>> Good old usgs topographic maps are copyright free:
>>> And often a very useful reference when mapping, particularly in remote
>>> I am aware of:
>>> But is there a way to get USGS topographic slippymaps as a background in
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