Adding WMS sources

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A Web Map Service (WMS) is a standard protocol developed by the Open Geospatial Consortium in 1999 for serving georeferenced map images over the Internet. These images are typically produced by a map server from data provided by a GIS database.

To add external WMS source:
• Navigate to “Map layers” window “Map”
• Choose “Add”
• Provide friendly name in field “Name”
• From “Type” dropdown, choose “External WMS”
• Enter WMS source URL into field “Remote Source”
(example: http://ows.terrestris.de/osm/service)
• Choose WMS layer from dropdown “Layer name”
• Press “Create”, use arrows to set layer as “Overlay” or “Base”.

Map layers