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Nova Scotia Topographic Database WMS

The Nova Scotia Topographic Database WMS is an Internet based service that provides developers an opportunity to access Nova Scotia's 1:10,000 topographic database through WMS compliant mapping tools. Through this service, the most current digital data will always be available. Nova Scotia Maps is an example of a WMS Compliant mapping tool - use its "+" button to add the Nova Scotia Topographic Database WMS or any other WMS service.

The Nova Scotia Topographic Database WMS is offered with a Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD). This allows WMS mapping viewers that support SLD to display the WMS with fully styled symbology.

The 1:10,000 resource mapping database is a subset of the Nova Scotia Topographic Database (NSTDB), which also includes 1:1,000, 1:2,000, 1:5,000, and 1:50,000 information.

WMS Map Layers

There are nineteen layers available in the Nova Scotia Resource Mapping WMS.

  • Coast
  • Roads
  • Designated Area Lines (1:300,000)
  • Designated Area Polygons (1:300,000)
  • Designated Area Points (1:300,000)
  • Delimiter Lines (1:300,000)
  • Land Cover Lines (1:200,000)
  • Land Cover Points (1:200,000)
  • Contour Lines (1:15,000)
  • Spot Points (1:15,000)
  • Road and Railroad Lines (1:300,000)
  • Road and Railroad Points (1:300,000)
  • Structure Lines (1:300,000)
  • Structure Points (1:300,000)
  • Utility Points (1:300,000)
  • Utility Lines (1:300,000)
  • Drainage Lines (1:200,000)
  • Drainage Points (1:200,000)
  • Drainage Polygons (1:200,000)

GetCapabilities

The GetCapabilities request allows users to retrieve information about the service such as the layer names and the supported projections. The response is returned to the user in the form of an XML document. GetCapabilities is forwarded to the service through an URL-encoded request:

http://142.176.62.108/wmsconnector/com.esri.wsit.WMSServlet/GeoNovaSDE?service=WMS&request=GetCapabilitiesExternal Link

GetMap

The GetMap request is an URL-encoded request that is used to produce a map. The request has several parameters: VERSION, REQUEST, SRS, BBOX, WIDTH, HEIGHT, LAYERS, STYLES, and FORMAT.

Both example requests below are functional. In the first request the WMS version used by the service is 1.1.1; the request is GetMap; the Spatial Reference System, or SRS is 26920 (NAD83 with UTM Zone 20 co-ordinates); the layers requested are Coast and Roads (layer names retrieved from the GetCapabilities request); the styles are set to default; the bounding box (bbox), or requested map extents are 63.75W, 44.5N, 63.5W, 44.75N (minX, minY, maxX, maxY); the width and height specify a rectangle of pixels 428 x 380 in dimension; and the image format requested is a JPEG.

http://142.176.62.108/wmsconnector/com.esri.wsit.WMSServlet/GeoNovaSDE?version=1.1.1&request=GetMap&srs=EPSG%3A26920&bbox=187452.93,4756604.268224299,783411.69,5285726.531775702&layers=COAST,ROADS&styles=&width=428&height=380&format=image%2Fjpeg

The next example is similar to that above except for additional layers, and the bounding box returns a 1;10,000 (approximate) of downtown Halifax.

http://142.176.62.108/wmsconnector/com.esri.wsit.WMSServlet/GeoNovaSDE?version=1.1.1&request=GetMap&srs=EPSG%3A26920&bbox=453440,4943349,455178,4944900&layers=LF_LINE,LF_POINT,DL_LINE,DA_LINE,DA_POINT,DA_POLY,WA_LINE,WA_POINT,WA_POLY,LC_LINE,LC_POINT,RR_LINE,RR_POINT,ST_LINE,ST_POINT,UT_LINE,UT_POINT,COAST,ROADS&styles=&width=428&height=380&format=image%2Fjpeg

Style Layer Descriptor

The SLD that comes with the Nova Scotia Topographic Database WMS is an XML (eXtended Markup Language) document that contains styling information for the layers named in the WMS. The SLD enhances the cartographic potential of the WMS. The Nova Scotia Resource Mapping WMS' SLD may be found at:

http://142.176.62.109:8080/geonova/sldns.xmlExternal Link

Projections

Many different projections or Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) are supported by the Nova Scotia Resource Mapping WMS. The following list includes the European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) pre-defined projections supported by the WMS:

EPSG:4267 NAD27
EPSG:26710 NAD27 / UTM zone 10N
EPSG:26711 NAD27 / UTM zone 11N
EPSG:26712 NAD27 / UTM zone 12N
EPSG:26713 NAD27 / UTM zone 13N
EPSG:26714 NAD27 / UTM zone 14N
EPSG:26715 NAD27 / UTM zone 15N
EPSG:26716 NAD27 / UTM zone 16N
EPSG:26717 NAD27 / UTM zone 17N
EPSG:26718 NAD27 / UTM zone 18N
EPSG:26719 NAD27 / UTM zone 19N
EPSG:26720 NAD27 / UTM zone 20N
EPSG:26721 NAD27 / UTM zone 21N
EPSG:26722 NAD27 / UTM zone 22N
EPSG:26703 NAD27 / UTM zone 3N
EPSG:26704 NAD27 / UTM zone 4N
EPSG:26705 NAD27 / UTM zone 5N
EPSG:26706 NAD27 / UTM zone 6N
EPSG:26707 NAD27 / UTM zone 7N
EPSG:26708 NAD27 / UTM zone 8N
EPSG:26709 NAD27 / UTM zone 9N
EPSG:4269 NAD83
EPSG:26930 NAD83 / Alabama West
EPSG:26987 NAD83 / Massachusetts Island
EPSG:26986 NAD83 / Massachusetts Mainland
EPSG:32118 NAD83 / New York Long Island
EPSG:32128 NAD83 / Pennsylvania North
EPSG:32129 NAD83 / Pennsylvania South
EPSG:26910 NAD83 / UTM zone 10N
EPSG:26911 NAD83 / UTM zone 11N
EPSG:26912 NAD83 / UTM zone 12N
EPSG:26913 NAD83 / UTM zone 13N
EPSG:26914 NAD83 / UTM zone 14N
EPSG:26915 NAD83 / UTM zone 15N
EPSG:26916 NAD83 / UTM zone 16N
EPSG:26917 NAD83 / UTM zone 17N
EPSG:26918 NAD83 / UTM zone 18N
EPSG:26919 NAD83 / UTM zone 19N
EPSG:26920 NAD83 / UTM zone 20N
EPSG:26920 NAD83 / UTM zone 20N
EPSG:26921 NAD83 / UTM zone 21N
EPSG:26922 NAD83 / UTM zone 22N
EPSG:26923 NAD83 / UTM zone 23N
EPSG:26903 NAD83 / UTM zone 3N
EPSG:26904 NAD83 / UTM zone 4N
EPSG:26905 NAD83 / UTM zone 5N
EPSG:26906 NAD83 / UTM zone 6N
EPSG:26907 NAD83 / UTM zone 7N
EPSG:26908 NAD83 / UTM zone 8N
EPSG:26909 NAD83 / UTM zone 9N
EPSG:27582 NTF (Paris) / France II
EPSG:27700 OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
EPSG:4326 WGS 84
EPSG:32610 WGS 84 / UTM zone 10N
EPSG:32710 WGS 84 / UTM zone 10S
EPSG:32611 WGS 84 / UTM zone 11N
EPSG:32711 WGS 84 / UTM zone 11S
EPSG:32612 WGS 84 / UTM zone 12N
EPSG:32712 WGS 84 / UTM zone 12S
EPSG:32613 WGS 84 / UTM zone 13N
EPSG:32713 WGS 84 / UTM zone 13S
EPSG:32614 WGS 84 / UTM zone 14N
EPSG:32714 WGS 84 / UTM zone 14S
EPSG:32615 WGS 84 / UTM zone 15N
EPSG:32715 WGS 84 / UTM zone 15S
EPSG:32616 WGS 84 / UTM zone 16N
EPSG:32716 WGS 84 / UTM zone 16S
EPSG:32617 WGS 84 / UTM zone 17N
EPSG:32717 WGS 84 / UTM zone 17S
EPSG:32618 WGS 84 / UTM zone 18N
EPSG:32718 WGS 84 / UTM zone 18S
EPSG:32619 WGS 84 / UTM zone 19N
EPSG:32719 WGS 84 / UTM zone 19S
EPSG:32601 WGS 84 / UTM zone 1N
EPSG:32701 WGS 84 / UTM zone 1S
EPSG:32620 WGS 84 / UTM zone 20N
EPSG:32720 WGS 84 / UTM zone 20S
EPSG:32621 WGS 84 / UTM zone 21N
EPSG:32721 WGS 84 / UTM zone 21S
EPSG:32622 WGS 84 / UTM zone 22N
EPSG:32722 WGS 84 / UTM zone 22S
EPSG:32623 WGS 84 / UTM zone 23N
EPSG:32723 WGS 84 / UTM zone 23S
EPSG:32624 WGS 84 / UTM zone 24N
EPSG:32724 WGS 84 / UTM zone 24S
EPSG:32625 WGS 84 / UTM zone 25N
EPSG:32725 WGS 84 / UTM zone 25S
EPSG:32626 WGS 84 / UTM zone 26N
EPSG:32726 WGS 84 / UTM zone 26S
EPSG:32627 WGS 84 / UTM zone 27N
EPSG:32727 WGS 84 / UTM zone 27S
EPSG:32628 WGS 84 / UTM zone 28N
EPSG:32728 WGS 84 / UTM zone 28S
EPSG:32629 WGS 84 / UTM zone 29N
EPSG:32729 WGS 84 / UTM zone 29S
EPSG:32602 WGS 84 / UTM zone 2N
EPSG:32702 WGS 84 / UTM zone 2S
EPSG:32630 WGS 84 / UTM zone 30N
EPSG:32730 WGS 84 / UTM zone 30S
EPSG:32631 WGS 84 / UTM zone 31N
EPSG:32731 WGS 84 / UTM zone 31S
EPSG:32632 WGS 84 / UTM zone 32N
EPSG:32732 WGS 84 / UTM zone 32S
EPSG:32633 WGS 84 / UTM zone 33N
EPSG:32733 WGS 84 / UTM zone 33S
EPSG:32634 WGS 84 / UTM zone 34N
EPSG:32734 WGS 84 / UTM zone 34S
EPSG:32635 WGS 84 / UTM zone 35N
EPSG:32735 WGS 84 / UTM zone 35S
EPSG:32636 WGS 84 / UTM zone 36N
EPSG:32736 WGS 84 / UTM zone 36S
EPSG:32637 WGS 84 / UTM zone 37N
EPSG:32737 WGS 84 / UTM zone 37S
EPSG:32638 WGS 84 / UTM zone 38N
EPSG:32738 WGS 84 / UTM zone 38S
EPSG:32639 WGS 84 / UTM zone 39N
EPSG:32739 WGS 84 / UTM zone 39S
EPSG:32603 WGS 84 / UTM zone 3N
EPSG:32703 WGS 84 / UTM zone 3S
EPSG:32640 WGS 84 / UTM zone 40N
EPSG:32740 WGS 84 / UTM zone 40S
EPSG:32641 WGS 84 / UTM zone 41N
EPSG:32741 WGS 84 / UTM zone 41S
EPSG:32642 WGS 84 / UTM zone 42N
EPSG:32742 WGS 84 / UTM zone 42S
EPSG:32643 WGS 84 / UTM zone 43N
EPSG:32743 WGS 84 / UTM zone 43S
EPSG:32644 WGS 84 / UTM zone 44N
EPSG:32744 WGS 84 / UTM zone 44S
EPSG:32645 WGS 84 / UTM zone 45N
EPSG:32745 WGS 84 / UTM zone 45S
EPSG:32646 WGS 84 / UTM zone 46N
EPSG:32746 WGS 84 / UTM zone 46S
EPSG:32647 WGS 84 / UTM zone 47N
EPSG:32747 WGS 84 / UTM zone 47S
EPSG:32648 WGS 84 / UTM zone 48N
EPSG:32748 WGS 84 / UTM zone 48S
EPSG:32649 WGS 84 / UTM zone 49N
EPSG:32749 WGS 84 / UTM zone 49S
EPSG:32604 WGS 84 / UTM zone 4N
EPSG:32704 WGS 84 / UTM zone 4S
EPSG:32650 WGS 84 / UTM zone 50N
EPSG:32750 WGS 84 / UTM zone 50S
EPSG:32651 WGS 84 / UTM zone 51N
EPSG:32751 WGS 84 / UTM zone 51S
EPSG:32652 WGS 84 / UTM zone 52N
EPSG:32752 WGS 84 / UTM zone 52S
EPSG:32653 WGS 84 / UTM zone 53N
EPSG:32753 WGS 84 / UTM zone 53S
EPSG:32654 WGS 84 / UTM zone 54N
EPSG:32754 WGS 84 / UTM zone 54S
EPSG:32655 WGS 84 / UTM zone 55N
EPSG:32755 WGS 84 / UTM zone 55S
EPSG:32656 WGS 84 / UTM zone 56N
EPSG:32756 WGS 84 / UTM zone 56S
EPSG:32657 WGS 84 / UTM zone 57N
EPSG:32757 WGS 84 / UTM zone 57S
EPSG:32658 WGS 84 / UTM zone 58N
EPSG:32758 WGS 84 / UTM zone 58S
EPSG:32659 WGS 84 / UTM zone 59N
EPSG:32759 WGS 84 / UTM zone 59S
EPSG:32605 WGS 84 / UTM zone 5N
EPSG:32705 WGS 84 / UTM zone 5S
EPSG:32660 WGS 84 / UTM zone 60N
EPSG:32760 WGS 84 / UTM zone 60S
EPSG:32606 WGS 84 / UTM zone 6N
EPSG:32706 WGS 84 / UTM zone 6S
EPSG:32607 WGS 84 / UTM zone 7N
EPSG:32707 WGS 84 / UTM zone 7S
EPSG:32608 WGS 84 / UTM zone 8N
EPSG:32708 WGS 84 / UTM zone 8S
EPSG:32609 WGS 84 / UTM zone 9N
EPSG:32709 WGS 84 / UTM zone 9S

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