Google Earth Placemark: Nasa WMS.kmz
hjulien at NRCAN.GC.CA
Wed Sep 20 11:48:36 EDT 2006
Unfortunately my current Mapserver installation is not public however I'm sending you a kmz file with a wms landsat7 layer from Nasa (see attached file). I don't know what type of wms compliant server they are using however it's still a good wms example.
Once you open the kmz file right click the new Nasa WMS layer in the left menu to access its properties. A window should then pop out. In the bottom the window you will find a tab that will let you access wms parameters so you don't have to manually edit the wms getmap url. That should do the trick.
FYI, in my Mapserver setup I'm using png with the following mapfile configuration:
# image format options
De : John Cartwright [mailto:John.C.Cartwright at noaa.gov]
Envoyé : 20 septembre 2006 11:16
À : Julien, Heryk
Objet : Re: [UMN_MAPSERVER-USERS] Google Earth can now access OGC WMS services.
that is good news! Could you please send me an example of the new KML
that you used to connect to your WMS? I'm not seeing the option in the
Julien, Heryk wrote:
> Hi to all,
> This may be of general interest. A couple of weeks ago I created a wms to kml online service transformation but I have just been informed that the new Google Earth (GE) 4.0.2091 (Beta) can now read OGC WMS services directly. I was able to view my Mapserver WMS services directly in GE. Cool!
> You'll find the new option in the image overlays. Plus, if you want your mapserver getmap images to have a transparent background, you should modify the WMS getmap call manually to fetch png rather than gif. Have fun!
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