Configuring a WMS layer and sublayer
After you have added a valid Web Map Service (WMS) layer, use its properties to fine-tune its display in the map chart visualization.
Right-click the map chart visualization, and from the menu, click
The Properties popover is displayed, with the Map chart popover showing the current layers, in their layer order, top to bottom.
From the layers list, select the WMS layer.
The WMS layer properties are listed in the Properties dialog.
The Map property expands to show the Available sublayers box.
From the list, select the desired sublayers, clicking
Add for each sublayer to add to the map.
The layers are added to the map and listed in order in the Selected sublayers list.
Selected sublayers list, use the
Move forward and
Move backward buttons to change the layering.
The WMS layer redraws, displaying the sublayers in the order they are listed, top to bottom. If the Legend is displayed, the sublayers are added to the Legend.
- Optional: Click Remove to remove any sublayers that are no longer needed in the map.
- Set additional display properties, for example transparency and rendering.
Example of configured WMS layer with sublayers
- The map chart Title and Description contain information about the visualization.
- The WMS layer is displaying the service from http://services.ga.gov.au/gis/services/Geological_Provinces_2013/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities.
- Appearance has been set to semi-transparent to display the country and territories under the WMS layer.
- Map displays the four selected sublayers (listed in the legend). The selected sublayers top-to-bottom listing corresponds to the forward-to-backward placement on the map chart visualization. Note that the sublayers are also displayed in the legend.
- The legend is displayed on the left side of the map chart visualization.
- The underlying feature layer displays state borders.
- The underlying map layer displays the coastline and ocean.
On the Rendering properties page, you can change properties affecting how fast the map is rendered.
If your WMS server supports tile-base rendering, it will make the map load faster. However, tile-based rendering generates more calls to the WMS server, so if you have a limit on the number of requests, you can run the risk of reaching the limit and not being able to retrieve images from the server. To make the map load faster when the analysis is reopened, make sure to use the setting Cache images from WMS server. This will reduce the number of requests to the WMS server.