Adding Web Map Service data to a map chart

WMS is an Open Geospatial Consortium protocol for delivering geo-referenced map images over the Internet. There are many public WMS servers. The free ones are mostly provided by government agencies and research and educational organizations. Spatineo (http://www.spatineo.com/), a commercial spatial web services monitor, provides a free, searchable list of WMS resources, as does Skylab Mobilesystems (http://www.skylab-mobilesystems.com/en/wms_serverlist.html). The US government's open Data Catalog (http://geo.data.gov/) is a good resource for US-specific WMS links. However, there are lots of other lists; just search for WMS servers.

When you find a WMS server of interest, you want the WMS URL so you can ...

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