[OSM-talk] National french cadastre WMS opened to OSM

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 15:26:09 GMT 2009

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 4:05 PM, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> Is the source for this available anywhere? I'd like to see whether the
> cadastre rasters could work as a Potlatch background. (I suspect the
> projection would be the biggest issue...)

The projection is one issue (currently, the old french Lambert zone).
The other is how the WMS is currently working. Someone told me that
the server is probably using geoserver but only GetMap requests are
supported today. A special http request is required before GetMap to
select the right commune (it's one layer per commune). So, currently,
the JOSM plugin is asking the commune name before grabbing anything.
But, we were also informed in the official response that the current
WMS is in beta-test and will be modified (replaced ?) mid of the year.
Probably the projection will change and we hope that the WMS will work
in a more standard way.

Richard, we will contact you later if we see that Potlatch could add
this as a WMS background. This would be really fantastic.


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