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 {{ :manual:user_guide:ic_wms_layers_alt.png?nolink|}}====== WMS Maps ====== {{ :manual:user_guide:ic_wms_layers_alt.png?nolink|}}====== WMS Maps ======
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 ===== About ===== ===== About =====
  
-**WMS** (Web Map Service) is a standard protocol for serving georeferenced map images over the Internet that are generated by map servers using data from a **GIS database**. These are usually statistical maps that are mostly provided by government organizations (but also by many others). For more info, read this [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Map_Service|Wiki page]]+**WMS** (Web Map Service) is a standard protocol for serving georeferenced map images over the Internet that are generated by map servers using data from GIS databases. These maps or map data layers are mostly provided by government organizations or education institutions
  
-**Locus Map** offers a variety of worldwide sources that can be displayed or you can enter a direct URL to activate any WMS source you wish+WMS can serve almost any type of map. Beginning with **topographic maps, historic maps, satellite, and aerial images, cycling routes, town plans**, ending with various data layers like **cadastral maps, weather services, environmental layers**, etc.
  
-<wrap info>This option is fully available only to Locus Map Pro users.</wrap>+For more info, read this [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Map_Service|Wiki page]]. WMS maps are managed in the **WMS tab of Locus map manager**.
  
-===== Displaying WMS Maps ===== +<WRAP info round> 
-Choose **WMS tab** in the Maps Manager (the tab can be switched off so select {{:manual:user_guide:ic_more_ver_black.png?nolink&30|}}//Action menu//, check //Display WMS tab// and restart Map manager). The tab is empty after the Locus Map installation so you need to tell Locus Map which WMS source to display by tapping {{:manual:user_guide:add.png?nolink&30|}} button in lower right corner: +  This option is fully available only to Locus Map Pro users. 
-{{ :manual:user_guide:wms3.png?nolink |}} +  Map manager WMS tab can be deactivated (invisible) - to activate it, open {{:manual:user_guide:ic_more_ver_black.png?nolink&30|}}**Action menu**, check **Display WMS tab** and restart Map manager
-  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_recommended_alt.png?direct&30|}} displays a list of **[[manual:user_guide:maps_wms:wms_list|recommended WMS sources]]**. The best way how to begin with WMS. Just select and tap //Add to Locus//. +
-  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_add_alt.png?direct&30|}} launches a dialog to enter your **WMS link manually**. +
-<WRAP important round>WMS maps display only as an overlay above your active map (online or offline), never as an individual layer.+
 </WRAP> </WRAP>
  
-When you launch a WMS source **list of available layers** and **opacity slider** appears:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:wms2.png?nolink |}}+===== 1. Add WMS source ===== 
 +**Locus Map** offers a library of worldwide WMS sources where you can select or you can enter direct URL to add any WMS source you wish to the app. 
 +==== Web Services library ==== 
 +  open **WMS tab** in the Maps Manager 
 +  * tap {{:manual:user_guide:add.png?nolink&30|}} in the lower right corner and select **Web Services library**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:wms3.png?nolink |}} 
 +  * Locus Map offers WMS sources **available in your area according to your GPS location**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:wms6.png?nolink |}} 
 +  * to specify your selection, use **fultext search**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:wms7.png?nolink |}} 
 +  * tap the selected source - it is added to the **WMS tab**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:wms.png?nolink |}}
  
-Select layers to display, adjust their visibility above the active map and confirm<wrap important> +==== Add manually ==== 
-Be aware that not all layers may be visible in all areas and in all zoom levels+  * select **Add manually** from the {{:manual:user_guide:add.png?nolink&30|}} menu\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:wms8.png?nolink |}} 
-</wrap> +  * enter the WMS source address, name or password (if necessary) and press **OK** 
-The WMS source appears in your **Maps Manager WMS tab** in a folder named by its provider.\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:wms.png?nolink |}}+  * the source is added to the **WMS tab** 
 +  * if you think other Locus users would appreciate your link too, please, ask us to **add it to the public WMS library**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:wms9.png?nolink |}}\\ We'll test the link and after its validation, it'll be added to the library.
  
-**Long tap** at a source displays an **information window** about the source provider, author, contacts, possible fees and further description.+Other **Action menu** items: 
 +   **Details** - information about the source provider, terms of use, contacts etc. 
 +  *  **Layers** - available layers in the source 
 +  *  **Center map** - aligns the map center with the cursor position in case your real location is outside the map 
 +  *  **Re-initialize** - reloads required information from WMS server and sets the map to default values 
 +  *  **Disable** - hides selected WMS layers in the map 
 +  *  **Remove** - deletes the WMS source from the tab
  
-**Action menu** at the WMS source provides following: +===== 2. Display WMS map  ===== 
-  *  **Details** - information window mentioned above +  tap the selected WMS source in the map manager 
-   **WMS Layers** - available layers in the source +  * **list of available layers** and an **opacity slider** appears:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:wms2.png?nolink |}} 
-  *  **Center Map** - centering the map at the screen center of your phone in case your position is outside the map +  select layers to display, adjust their visibility above the active map and confirm. 
-   **Re-initialize map** - reloads required information from WMS server and sets the map to default values +<WRAP round important> 
-  *  **Disable** - hides selected WMS layers in the map +  * WMS map is displayed **only as an overlay above the currently active non-WMS map** (online or offline) not as a single map 
-   **Delete** - deletes the WMS source from the list +  * not all WMS layers may be visible in all areas and in all zoom levels. 
-===== WMS Map Screen =====+</WRAP> 
 + 
 +===== WMS controllers =====
 After a WMS map is activated two new control buttons appear in the upper left corner:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:wms5.png?nolink |}} After a WMS map is activated two new control buttons appear in the upper left corner:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:wms5.png?nolink |}}
   * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_wms_layers_alt.png?nolink&30|}} displays the **opacity slider**  and **active WMS layers list** mentioned above - check or un-check layers to display or hide.    * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_wms_layers_alt.png?nolink&30|}} displays the **opacity slider**  and **active WMS layers list** mentioned above - check or un-check layers to display or hide. 
   * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_wms_get_feature_info_alt.png?nolink&30|}} displays a **particular WMS feature information** - aim the screen center at a WMS object on the map and tap the button. In case the object contains some additional information it displays in a pop-up window:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:wms4.png?nolink |}}   * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_wms_get_feature_info_alt.png?nolink&30|}} displays a **particular WMS feature information** - aim the screen center at a WMS object on the map and tap the button. In case the object contains some additional information it displays in a pop-up window:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:wms4.png?nolink |}}
-===== WMS Maps Sources===== 
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-If you do not have a direct WMS link, try recommended **[[manual:user_guide:maps_wms:wms_list|WMS Map Sources List >>]]** 
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-Tap //Add to Locus// links directly in your phone web browser (access to this page is also from your **Locus Map Manager WMS tab**). 
  
-**Locus Map** supports WMS specification versions **1.1.1, 1.3.0** +<WRAP round important>
-<WRAP round alert>+
 Current WMS support does not have any mechanism for tile caching. All data are stored only in your device's **temporary memory**. Current WMS support does not have any mechanism for tile caching. All data are stored only in your device's **temporary memory**.
 </WRAP> </WRAP>
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