Using WMS Layers From nowCoast

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ssherwood

29 Jul, 2020 03:05 AM

I'm attempting to get the WMS 'Lightning' custom layer (discussed previously) working as a use example from nowcoast.noaa.gov and I keep getting "Error Encountered" and 'Read timed out' on my map. I believe I copied the link correctly then pasted it into Add Layer - Custom Source - Auto-Configure URL as described. Any suggestions? -Thanks

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Meghan on 29 Jul, 2020 04:26 PM

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    Hello,

    I was able to get it to work following the instructions in this post: https://help.caltopo.com/discussions/features/3816-lightning-strikes. Is it possible you don't have the full URL?
    The URL for the public WMS layer that you can use for lightning strike density is https://nowcoast.noaa.gov/arcgis/services/nowcoast/sat_meteo_emulat...

    Please note that I had to click on the URL and open it up in a separate tab in order to get the full one- its shortened above. Try that and see if it works for you!

    Best,
    Meghan

  2. Meghan closed this discussion on 29 Jul, 2020 04:26 PM.

  3. ssherwood re-opened this discussion on 03 Aug, 2020 02:27 AM

  4. 2 Posted by ssherwood on 03 Aug, 2020 02:27 AM

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    Meghan,

    Thank you for the response. I'm still playing with this.

    Is the complete URL for the public lightning site:

    https://nowcoast.noaa.gov/arcgis/services/nowcoast/sat_meteo_emulated_imagery_lightningstrikedensity_goes_time/MapServer/WmsServer

    ending in... /WmsServer?

    I'm interested in other layers but I wanted to use this as a test case to get started.

    Thanks again,
    Stan

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  5. 3 Posted by ssherwood on 03 Aug, 2020 02:50 AM

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    I was able to figure this out. Thanks again.
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    From: Stan Sherwood <[email blocked]>
    Sent: Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:27 PM
    To: [email blocked] <[email blocked]>
    Subject: Re: Using WMS Layers From nowCoast [Features and Suggestions #3818]

    Meghan,

    Thank you for the response. I'm still playing with this.

    Is the complete URL for the public lightning site:

    https://nowcoast.noaa.gov/arcgis/services/nowcoast/sat_meteo_emulated_imagery_lightningstrikedensity_goes_time/MapServer/WmsServer

    ending in... /WmsServer?

    I'm interested in other layers but I wanted to use this as a test case to get started.

    Thanks again,
    Stan

    ________________________________

  6. Meghan closed this discussion on 03 Aug, 2020 01:40 PM.

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