WMS Settings

On the main menu, select Services and then WMS. The Settings tab lets you view and edit the global settings for your Web Map Service and its capabilities. For more information, see Web Map Service (WMS) in the Services section of the Spectrum Spatial Guide.

The Settings tab groups information under Service Settings and Service Info tabs. These service parameters define the base WMS configuration.

Note: The WMS configuration file WMSConfiguration is pre-configured and located in the Configuration directory under the root repository. For example, a default installation will place the WMS configuration file at http://<server>:<port>/RepositoryService/repository/default/Configuration/WMSConfiguration. Although you can use a WebDAV tool to copy the WMS configuration file from the repository then upload the modified file, manual editing of this file should only be done by advanced users who require functionality that is not supported by the current version of Spectrum Spatial Manager. Unexpected results may occur when using a manually edited configuration file with Spectrum Spatial Manager.

Service Settings Tab

This section describes the fields on the Service Settings tab.

Field Description
Service Settings The service parameters define the base WMS configuration.
Online resource / Service URL The HTTP URL (user-accessible endpoint) for your WMS service, formatted as http://server:port/rest/Spatial/WMS. In most cases, it will be as defaulted by the installer, the hostname of your machine and the URL path (rest/Spatial/WMS) and there is no need to change this. You need to change this URL only when
  • Using a proxy around your Spectrum Spatial server. The URL should be changed to point to your proxy.
  • A Spectrum Spatial load-balanced environment where the URL should point to your load balancer.
GetMap Request Settings GetMap retrieves geospatial information, over the Internet or an intranet, based on a specific request of the data and returns it as a raster image.
Image Formats List of supported image types (PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, and JPG/JPEG) that can be returned for a GetMap request.
Important: By default, PNG is the only image type selected. MapInfo Pro users should also select GIF.
GetFeatureInfo Request Settings GetFeatureInfo returns information for a feature at a given point on the map once a GetMap has been called.
Enabled Determines if the GetFeatureInfo operation is enabled. Default is enabled.
Return Geometry Controls whether the geometry and style attributes should be returned in a GetFeatureInfo response. When true, all the geometry and style attributes are returned. If the element is not present in the WMSConfiguration, then true will be taken as the default value. When false, the geometry and style attributes will not be returned.
Default Pixel Search Radius Pixel value used in a GetFeatureInfo request to search for information. This can also be set at the WMS layer level and/or in a request using the parameter PIXELSEARCHRADIUS. If specified in both the layer and service levels, the layer level value will override the service level value. If specified in the request, it overrides both the layer and service level values. If not specified at either the service or layer level or in the request, the default value is 3 pixels.

Service Info Tab

This section describes the fields on the Service Info tab. This is optional information for the WMS service provider.

Field Description
Title The display name of the WMS service.
Abstract A description of the WMS service, such as what type of features or content your WMS service provides. For example, it can include the version of Spectrum Spatial to use. This information can be used by GetCapabilities.
Keywords Words or phrases that describe your repository content. This information can be used by GetCapabilities.
Fees Any fees associated with access and use of the service.
Access constraints Any constraints regarding access and use of the service.
Provider name / Organization Your company name.
Contact info Information about a contact person for your service, including email address, mailing address, and phone number. These parameters display when they contain information.