[GRASS-user] WMS fails on Geosciences Australia downloads

Hamish hamish_b at yahoo.com
Tue May 13 00:28:11 EDT 2008

> > Richard wrote:
> >> I am trying to access layers on the Geosciences Australia
> >> OGC Web Map server:
> http://www.ga.gov.au/wms/getmap?dataset=national&request=getCapabilities

> > which version of GRASS?

> Grass 6.2.2 cvs, Ubuntu build. Sorry for neglecting that!

ok, there have been a number of improvements to r.in.wms to deal with brain dead WMS servers (*cough* ArcIMS *cough*) since 6.2.2, could you try GRASS 6.2.3 or 6.3.0? r.in.wms is enough of a woven mess of modules that it is hard to recommend to just grab the latest version of the script from SVN as there are a number of things to grab etc.

anyway the newer version follows more to the letter of the WMS spec, which means it should [hopefully] work with most WMS servers now.
(ie even those which are not able to deal with http POST data)
it is still not perfect, hopefully someone will rewrite it in a more sane language soon (ie python).


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