To add a WMS-based image to your map
- In Display Manager,
- In the Data Connect window,
select Add WMS Connection in the Data Connections
By Provider list.
- Under Connection Name,
type a name for this connection.
You can give the connection any name you like.
This name appears in Map Explorer as the name of
the feature source.
- Specify the URL for the WMS server. Click
the down arrow to choose from a list of recently-used URLs.
- Specify the WMS version of the data you
The Open GIS Consortium
updates the WMS format periodically, so there are multiple versions. AutoCAD Map 3D requests
the highest version (currently 1.3.0) by default. If you do not
change this setting, the server will provide the highest version
it supports. Some servers support multiple WMS versions, each corresponding
to a different set of capabilities and resulting layers. If you
must use a specific version of the image, select it from the list.
The server may or may not support the version you request.
- Click Connect.
- If necessary, enter your user name and
- In the Add Data To Map area,
select the images to include.
If this source contains
only a single image, that image is selected automatically. If it
contains multiple images, you can right-click any of them and select Select
All or Select None.
- For each image you select, do the following:
- Click the Image Format entry
to the right of the image name to choose the format for the image
you add to your map.
The available format
types include PNG, TIF, JPG, and BMP.
- Click the Server CS Code entry
for the image and choose from the available coordinate systems for
the server (the EPSG codes).
A WMS layer can support
multiple coordinate systems. AutoCAD Map 3D may not recognize all the
EPSG codes the WMS server provides. If this occurs, you can choose
the EPSG code that best serves your purposes.
WMS layers inherit supported
EPSG values from their parent objects, so a child layer (one indented
below a parent layer in the list) may have both its own EPSG setting
and the setting of its parent.
- Click the Layer CS Code entry
to choose the coordinate system for the layer.
Unless you know the coordinate
system of the source image, do not change the default. AutoCAD Map 3D will
automatically convert the image to the coordinate system for your
map when it adds the image.
- Click the Style entry
to choose one of the available styles.
- Click the Background entry
to specify a transparent background for the layer or choose a background
color from the list.
- To combine all the images on one map
layer, select Combine Into One Layer. This
is useful for combining a series of images to create a single layer;
for example, you can combine images of each county to create a state
If you combine the images,
you must specify a single Image Format, Server
CS Code, and Background for
the resulting layer.
When you select Combine
Into One Layer, an Order entry
appears next to each selected layer. Click the entry to change the
order of the selected images within the combined layer.
- Click Add To Map.
The image is added to