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OpenLayers Cookbook by Antonio Santiago Perez

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Adding WMS layer

Web Map Service (WMS),is a standard developed by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) implemented by many geospatial servers, among which we can find the free and open source projects GeoServer (http://geoserver.org) and MapServer (http://mapserver.org). More information on WMS can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Map_Service.

As a very basic summary, you can understand a WMS server as a normal HTTP web server that accepts request with some GIS-related parameters (such as projection, bounding box, and so on) and returns a map similar to the following screenshot:

Adding WMS layer

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We are going to work with remote WMS servers, so it ...

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