[Talk-us] Slippymap for USGS topos?

Phil! Gold phil_g at pobox.com
Thu Sep 8 21:53:59 BST 2011

* Matthew Luehrmann <matthew.luehrmann at gmail.com> [2011-09-08 11:42 -0400]:
> 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.

The first two worked for me, though I had to work around a couple things
that JOSM does.  I haven't tried the third.  Here's what I did:

> > [drg]
> >
> > type=WMS
> > url=http://raster.nationalmap.gov/ArcGIS/services/DRG/TNM_Digital_Raster_Graphics/MapServer/WMSServer
> > layers=0,1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23
> > levels=24
> > bbox=-180,90,180,-90
> > 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>
> > spherical_mercator=true
> > tms_type=google

I went to Edit|Preferences..., clicked on Imagery Preferences, clicked the
plus sign to add an item, gave it a name ("USGS DRG (National Map)"), and
put the following URL into the "Service URL" field:


Then I clicked "Get Layers", selected all the layers, and added "styles=&"
to the end of the "Imagery URL" field.

> > [naip]
> > 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

I used a similar process, with a service URL of:


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