Automated WMS Testing with Python

This post and associated script details how to automate testing WMS (Web Mapping Service) layers. When you’ve set up several MapServer or GeoServer instances with 100s of layers, its nice to be able to make sure everything continues to run smoothly. The automation makes maintenance proactive, rather than reacting to client’s emails wondering where their […]

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The next post will be written by AdriĆ  Mercader who has been working on configuring the MapFish print server to be used on IIS. This fits in perfectly with the recent Window / open source hybrid web-mapping solutions I have been working on. AdriĆ  is also the author of the WMS Inspector a FireFox plug-in […]

Automated WMS Reports

This post details how the WMS GetCapabilities request can be used to create an automated report listing all the map layers available from a WMS server. The final sample page can be seen here. The GetCapabilities Request Web Mapping Services (WMS) is an open standard that all major GIS vendors implement in their server software […]

WMS GetCapabilities

Yes, I’d like to see the map layers and capabilities available from my MapServer MAP file, and no I don’t want to download mapserv.exe.. Messing with Headers I had the same problem with both Firefox and Internet Explorer 7 each time I issues a request such as: http://geographika.azurewebsites.net/cgi-bin/mapserv.exe?map=/ms4w/apps/my.map&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetCapabilities The browser tried to download mapserv.exe. The […]