Few interesting servers offer data only by WMTS protocol. This is still missing in locus. Nice example are these Swiss maps http://demo.geo.admin.ch/main/wsgi/do... and for sure, there will be more
Recently we lost the swiss topo maps that the Map Tweak allowed us to use in Locus. This has been on key usage of my preferred offline/online map system. Is there any chance that the approach described above would allow getting the maps.geoadmin.ch maps on Locus?
Belgian topo maps seem also to be available als a free WMTS service... anyway way to get them in locus?
(see http://ngi.be/NL/NL1-19-1.shtm for more information)
I'd also like to see Locus Pro support WMTS. Several services I would like access to are only in WMTS format and not WMS. Also, I'd like to explore being able to download/cache from a WMTS. Has there been any progress on this front?
Currently not, sorry.
This would definitely be a useful addition. Opens up a wide range of maps and charts from Land Information New Zealand. I know NZTopo is already available in Locus by default but the nautical charts (plus others) could also be available through the WMTS service.
Good day Nev P. and others, WMTS is already partially supported inside Locus for internal usage. If you have links to some freely available WMTS maps, that you think, may be usable for more users, let me know here and I'll check if they may be added into list of "Online maps" in Locus.
Public access to "WMTS feature" (usage of WMTS same as is possible to use WMS now) in Locus Map is still not possible and currently not planned, sorry.
There is a significant amount of freely available mapping and imagery data for New Zealand provided by LINZ Data Service (https://data.linz.govt.nz/). It does require a free registration to obtain an API key to gain access to the web services.
Some useful examples are;
NZ Aerial Imagery (This is a mosaic made up of all aerial imagery layers. Individual layers can also be accessed via WMTS or WMS):
https://data.linz.govt.nz/set/2-nz-aerial-imagery/webservices/ (WMTS only)
NZ Topo Maps (mainland and offshore islands at scales from 1:25,000 to 1:250,000):
https://data.linz.govt.nz/data/category/topographic/maps/ (WMTS or WMS)
NZ Nautical Charts (there are over 300 individual layers that each contain a single chart sheet):
https://data.linz.govt.nz/data/category/hydrographic-maritime/chart-images/ (WMTS or WMS)
Note that it appears that LINZ are deprecating the use of WMS (http://www.linz.govt.nz/data/linz-data-service/guides-and-documentation/which-web-service-should-i-use).
Hi Nev P
Did you get the NZ nautical charts to work with Locus, I bought the pro version to try and set them up from LINZ as a WMS source without success. Also tried a kml export which Locus does not appear to like either. Any other options out there to convert to a suitable format?
Would be great if they could be added as an online source.
Well, adding the official Belgian topographic maps would make a lot of people here very happy...but I'm sure that's something that applies to many regions ;-) I read about adding them in your 2016 new year wishes, so this might be planned for already...
Fwiw, you can find the particular specs for the belgian WMTS-service here:
http://www.ngi.be/cartoweb/cartoweb_specificatie.pdf (unfortunately only in dutch & french, but i might try to support you with translating)
What do you mean with "Public access to 'WMTS feature'", I'm not quite following here... is that like adding WMTS-sources by providing a set of default parameters?
Nevertheless a happy Locus camper/hiker/offroader/... :-)
Yes, we are currently working on adding BKG Topo maps, so hope they may be available soon.
By "public access" I've improved my answer above, hope it's better. Thanks for "Carto - TOPO" maps, I'll forward them to Petr, who take care about everything around maps.
I can say that we're somewhere in the middle of negotiation with IGN Belgium about possibility to use Cartoweb Topo maps in Locus. It should be possible to offer online subscription (with possibility of temporary caching). But we'd like to offer full offline downloading and that seems to be quite tricky. So please be patient but it is on good way
Tnx for the status update!
Here you will find the specifications and registration for Swedish topo maps under CCBY licence. Please add support for this. You will be the only app for this, an opportunity for increased business in Sweden. The Swedish maps was released as open data this year and I know that a mobile app for these maps will be a gamechanger. Here's the link: https://opendata.lantmateriet.se/#apis
Hi! Could you also add support for some Polish WMTS maps? I'm especially interested in getting "ISOK - Cieniowanie" in Locus but as there are more map types, you could add all at once. Here are URLs of them: http://www.geoportal.gov.pl/uslugi/usluga-przegladania-wmts
The same is avileble in Sweden but only in WMTS and not in WMS.
Thankyou for adding
Is there a HowTo something to bring a WMTS provided Map into a custom providers.xml (bring the WMTS Maps into Locus by hand)?
For me this would be sufficient to handle WMTS for now ;-)
Locus can display WMTS maps but there isn't any provider.xml definition file for WMTS. All WMTS maps in Locus are defined directly in the app and it's not possible to add custom WMTS service into Locus at this moment (as written above). Maybe later but there isn't any final decision.
Thanks for understanding
Then I really support the idea to add custom WMTS Services. Here in Vienna/Austria many different Open-Data Sets are just provided via WMTS (and not WMS). I'd like to have some of them viewable in Locus - but I am quite certain, that these are not of any general interest (like historic city maps and stuff like that).
I see, however feel free to post here some WMTS URL, that could be interesting for other Locus user. Especially TOPO maps, outdoor maps, etc... We'll try to add them into Locus (if will be possible)
Is it possible to add?
Is it possible to add Geoprtal maps as a layer?
Play with this, Petr :-)
Thanks for working on that. Here's Terms and Conditions: http://www.geoportal.gov.pl/regulamin. Unfortunately even on the English version of the website, the T&C are written in Polish. I'm thinking about writing an email to Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography, who provide the map, if they could post an English version of that. If not, we could try to help translating it.
Thank you for links. I've checked the maps and it seems that we can use them in Locus app. We'll try to add them into Locus in next versions.
Thank you. I'll send you more details into PM.
Great news! Thanks a million!
Any news abut Geoportal issue?
I can remember that I contacted again the administrators of Geoportal.gov to get more info but I didn't receive any response :/
I'm sorry but we don't want to risk any problems. I'll try to send new reminder.
Hi there! Did the administrators of Geoportal responded to your question? If not I can contact them for you. Locus will be a lot more functional for me with WMTS Isok Cieniowanie layer :)
Is there anything new with this issue? Ability to add ISOK layer to Locus from geoportal.gov.pl would be of enormous value.
ISOK layer in Locus would significantly improve our field work.
What we have to do to push this issue forward?
We need this as fresh air :)
We can try again. Those government-run agencies need to be nagged on permanent basis. Otherwise they always seem to be too busy to reply, which is also their job. We can send them a new request and ask for clarification and monitor for reply, If only we knew what to ask for:)
I tried to contact Mr. Bujnowski but yet I received no answer. Maybe he's not working for geoportal administracy anymore. I think that the best solution would be to contact somebody else and wait for their responce.
Whatever is not forbidden, is allowed. Anyway you can add Geoportal's layers and remove in case of Geoportal's request, if they find a legal basis for this.
@PawelS well but the problem is, that we don't exactly know what is and what isn't allowed, I can send you the official statement.
@Pawel Could I ask you for another try, please? I found these two official adresses: firstname.lastname@example.org SekretariatGGK@gugik.gov.pl Would you please try to re-send again the request for clarification of their statement on these addresses?
Well, if Pawel could give it another try that would be nice. Frankly, I also thought about talking you into adding Geoportal WMTS layer to Locus. If they do not clearly and specifically forbid the usage of their data, which is freely available online anyway, then in good faith it could be assumed that it is allowed. It can always be disabled if they find it abusive, at least untill the matter is clearly sorted out.
Petr, please send me the official statement, or you can publish on yours website. Very often the main worry for a civil servant is not to be called to account. When there is no procedure the easiest way is to do nothing. So I hope now you know how cruel are your questions when you try to be holier than a pope (from Polish saying).
From GŁÓWNY GEODETA KRAJU answer to Petr I understand that an access to state data is paid unless is publish on geoportal.gov.pl A company isn't allowed to resell copies of the data but may sell derivative products made from the data. Changing contrast would be enough? :)
Locus users may browse WMTS data, not only from Geoportal, on their own responsibility. I think about employees of companies with paid access I guess there is some authorization. So I think Locus as the browser may have lists of WMTS services, like bookmarks in Internet browsers, it doesn't require using data, and even an option to save data for off-line use.
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