Editing a WMS Layer

To edit a WMS layer:

  1. From the layer tree, click the WMS layer you want to edit.
  2. On the details page for the layer, click Edit.
    An editable view of the WMS layer details appears.
  3. Edit the following fields as needed:
    Title
    Human-readable name for the WMS layer.
    Abstract
    A description of the WMS layer. Edit the Abstract to describe what type of features or content the layer provides. This information can be used by GetCapabilities.
    Keywords
    Words or phrases that describe your WMS layer. This information can be used by GetCapabilities.
    GetMap

    If enabled, then you may specify a name on this layer. This allow you to reference this layer in a GetMap or GetFeatureInfo request.

    • Name: The name of the layer that WMS uses in the GetMap request. If the layer is only listed for organizational purposes then no name is needed.
    • Override Bounding Box: If absolutely necessary, you can override the calculated values for the layer by entering different minimum and maximum values for X (longitude) and Y (latitude).
    GetFeatureInfo
    GetFeatureInfo returns request information for a feature at a given point on the map after a GetMap has been called. If enabled, the server supports the GetFeatureInfo operation on that layer. This will be grayed out and uneditable if GetFeatureInfo is disabled on the WMS Settings page.
    • Default Pixel Search Radius: The pixel value used in a GetFeatureInfo request to search for information, if GetFeatureInfo is enabled. This can also be set at the WMS layer level, in a request using the parameter PIXELSEARCHRADIUS, or both. 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 value will default to what is set in the global settings on the WMS Settings page.
    Reference Layers
    One or more named layers that this WMS Layer references. A WMS layer must have at least one reference layer. Hover over the inheritance symbol () if applicable to see what parent layer the reference layer was inherited from. Click Add to add a reference layer then click to browse for one, or click to delete one that is not inherited. Drag and drop to reorder the layers so they appear as desired on a map.
    Coordinate Systems
    List of the coordinate systems used by the layer. Every layer needs at least one coordinate system either explicitly listed or inherited from a parent. Hover over the inheritance symbol () if applicable to see what parent layer the coordinate system was inherited from. Click Add to add a coordinate system then click to browse for one, or click to delete one that is not inherited.
    Styles
    List of available styles for this layer. Any number of styles may be defined for a layer. Each style must have a name, title, and reference style. Styles are inherited from the layers above it. Hover over the inheritance symbol () if applicable to see what parent layer the style was inherited from. Click Add to add a style or to delete one that is not inherited.
    • Resource Name: The absolute path of the named style within the repository root that the style points to. All resource paths must start with a slash (/) character. For new or editable styles, click to browse for a named style.
    • Title: Human-readable name for your WMS style.
    • Name: The name of the style that WMS uses in the GetMap request. If the style is only listed for organizational purposes then no name is needed.
    • Abstract: A description of the named style. Edit the Abstract to describe what type of features or content the style provides.
  4. Click Save.