[GRASS-user] r.in.wms failure

Hamish hamish_b at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 9 05:08:19 EDT 2009

Massimo wrote:
> Requesting 12 tiles.
> Downloading tiles
> Downloading data
> http://wms.jpl.nasa.gov/wms.cgi:
> 2009-07-09 10:39:15 ERROR 403: Forbidden.

"403" is a message is from the web server.

> ERROR: Failed while downloading the data
> WARNING: 12 failed to download
> ERROR 4:
> `/Users/Shared/grassdata/wms_download/wms_global_mosaic__0.geotiff'
> not recognised as a supported file format.

have a look in that file. it will probably be a XML message (not a tiff)
with a statement that the server is currently overloaded. (it often is)

next time you run r.in.wms use the -c flag to remove that otherwise it
will think it has already downloaded that tile successfully.



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