GeoAnalytics Resources - WMS and TMS Layers

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3:54pm Dec 06, 2019

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Overview

TMS and WMS layers may be added into Spotfire 7.6 and above for custom backgrounds and live updates like for weather and traffic conditions. These layers are not interactive; they are image renders from webservices. Still though, they can significantly enhance your dashboards for both insights and style. Some are free and some are paid. This page is sectioned accordingly with some samples. 

This Tutorial Video demonstrates adding TMS and WMS layers in your map chart visualization.


TMS Layers

TMS (Tiled Map Service) is the protocol used by Spotfire to display map backgrounds as tiles. This is an open standard documented by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. TMS is most widely supported by web map providers.

Examples shown are from:


Carto



Light

TMS URL: http://a.basemaps.cartocdn.com/light_all/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

Copyright: Map tiles by CartoDB, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under ODbL

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: Carto



Dark

TMS URL: http://a.basemaps.cartocdn.com/dark_all/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

Copyright: Map tiles by CartoDB, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under ODbL

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: Carto

OpenStreetMap



Basic

TMS URL: http://a.tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

Copyright: Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: OpenStreetMap



Cycle

TMS URL: http://a.tile.opencyclemap.org/cycle/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

Copyright: Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: OpenStreetMap



Railways

TMS URL: http://a.tiles.openrailwaymap.org/standard/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

Copyright: Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: OpenStreetMap



Topography

TMS URL: http://a.tile.opentopomap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

Copyright: Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Map style © OpenTopoMap

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: OpenTopoMap

Stamen



Toner

TMS URL: http://a.tile.stamen.com/toner/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

Copyright: Map tyles by Stamen Design, Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: Stamen Design



Watercolor

TMS URL: http://c.tile.stamen.com/watercolor/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

Copyright: Map tyles by Stamen Design, Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyrigh

Source: Stamen Design

ESRI ArcGIS Online



Street Map

TMS URL: http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Street_Map/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}

Copyright: Tiles © Esri — Source: Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, USGS, Intermap, iPC, NRCAN, Esri Japan, METI, Esri China (Hong Kong), Esri (Thailand), TomTom, 2012

Source: Esri



Delorme

TMS URL: http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/Specialty/DeLorme_World_Base_Map/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}

Copyright: Tiles © Esri — Copyright: ©2012 DeLorme

Source: Esri



Topography

TMS URL: http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Topo_Map/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}

Copyright: Tiles © Esri — Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, TomTom, Intermap, iPC, USGS, FAO, NPS, NRCAN, GeoBase, Kadaster NL, Ordnance Survey, Esri Japan, METI, Esri China (Hong Kong), and the GIS User Communit

Source: Esri



Imagery

TMS URL: http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Imagery/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}

Copyright: Tiles © Esri — Source: Esri, i-cubed, USDA, USGS, AEX, GeoEye, Getmapping, Aerogrid, IGN, IGP, UPR-EGP, and the GIS User Community

Source: Esri



Shaded Relief

TMS URL: http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Shaded_Relief/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}

Copyright: Tiles © Esri — Source: Esri

Source: Esri



Ocean

TMS URL: http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/Ocean_Basemap/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}

Copyright: Tiles © Esri — Sources: GEBCO, NOAA, CHS, OSU, UNH, CSUMB, National Geographic, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, and Esri

Source: Esri



National Geographic

TMS URL: http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/NatGeo_World_Map/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}

Copyright: Tiles © Esri — National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, iPC

Source: Esri



Gray Canvas

TMS URL: http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/Canvas/World_Light_Gray_Base/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}

Copyright: Tiles © Esri — Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ

Source: Esri

Mapbox



Street

TMS URL: https://api.mapbox.com/v4/mapbox.streets/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?access_token={YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}

Copyright: © MapBox, Data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: Mapbox



Light

TMS URL: https://api.mapbox.com/v4/mapbox.light/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?access_token={YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}

Copyright: © MapBox, Data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: Mapbox



Dark

TMS URL: https://api.mapbox.com/v4/mapbox.dark/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?access_token={YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}

Copyright: © MapBox, Data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: Mapbox



Satellite

TMS URL: https://api.mapbox.com/v4/mapbox.satellite/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?access_token={YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}

Copyright: © MapBox, Data © OpenStreetMap contributors, © Digital Globe

Source: Mapbox



Streets Satellite

TMS URL: https://api.mapbox.com/v4/mapbox.streets-satellite/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?access_token={YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}

Copyright: © MapBox, Data © OpenStreetMap contributors, © Digital Globe

Source: Mapbox



Wheatpaste

TMS URL: https://api.mapbox.com/v4/mapbox.wheatpaste/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?access_token={YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}

Copyright: © MapBox, Data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: Mapbox



Comic

TMS URL: https://api.mapbox.com/v4/mapbox.comic/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?access_token={YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}

Copyright: © MapBox, Data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: Mapbox



Outdoors

TMS URL: https://api.mapbox.com/v4/mapbox.outdoors/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?access_token={YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}

Copyright: © MapBox, Data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: Mapbox



Run Bike Hike

TMS URL: https://api.mapbox.com/v4/mapbox.run-bike-hike/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?access_token={YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}

Copyright: © MapBox, Data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: Mapbox



Pencil

TMS URL: https://api.mapbox.com/v4/mapbox.pencil/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?access_token={YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}

Copyright: © MapBox, Data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: Mapbox



Pirates

TMS URL: https://api.mapbox.com/v4/mapbox.pirates/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?access_token={YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}

Copyright: © MapBox, Data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: Mapbox



Emerald

TMS URL: https://api.mapbox.com/v4/mapbox.emerald/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?access_token={YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}

Copyright: © MapBox, Data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: Mapbox



High Contrast

TMS URL: https://api.mapbox.com/v4/mapbox.high-contrast/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?access_token={YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}

Copyright: © MapBox, Data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Copyright URL: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Source: Mapbox

HERE (ex Navteq)



Normal

TMS URL: https://1.base.maps.cit.api.here.com/maptile/2.1/maptile/newest/normal.day/{z}/{x}/{y}/256/png?app_id={YOUR_APP_ID}&app_code={YOUR_APP_CODE}

Copyright: Map © 1987-2017 HERE

Copyright URL: http://developer.here.com

Source: HERE



Hybrid

TMS URL: https://1.base.maps.cit.api.here.com/maptile/2.1/maptile/newest/normal.day/{z}/{x}/{y}/256/png?app_id={YOUR_APP_ID}&app_code={YOUR_APP_CODE}

Copyright: Map © 1987-2017 HERE

Copyright URL: http://developer.here.com

Source: HERE



Traffic

TMS URL: https://1.traffic.maps.cit.api.here.com/maptile/2.1/traffictile/newest/normal.day/{z}/{x}/{y}/256/png?app_id={YOUR_APP_ID}&app_code={YOUR_APP_CODE}

Copyright: Map © 1987-2017 HERE

Copyright URL: http://developer.here.com

Source: HERE



Truck

TMS URL: https://1.traffic.maps.cit.api.here.com/maptile/2.1/trucktile/newest/normal.day/{z}/{x}/{y}/256/png?app_id={YOUR_APP_ID}&app_code={YOUR_APP_CODE}

Copyright: Map © 1987-2017 HERE

Copyright URL: http://developer.here.com

Source: HERE

TomTom



Basic

TMS URL: http://api.tomtom.com/map/1/tile/basic/main/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?key={YOUR_API_KEY}

Copyright: Map Data © 1992-2017 TomTom

Copyright URL: https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/legal/

Source: TomTom



Basic Night

TMS URL: http://api.tomtom.com/map/1/tile/basic/night/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?key={YOUR_API_KEY}

Copyright: Map Data © 1992-2017 TomTom

Copyright URL: https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/legal/

Source: TomTom



Hybrid

TMS URL: http://api.tomtom.com/map/1/tile/hybrid/main/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?key={YOUR_API_KEY}

Copyright: Map Data © 1992-2017 TomTom

Copyright URL: https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/legal/

Source: TomTom



Hybrid Night

TMS URL: http://api.tomtom.com/map/1/tile/hybrid/night/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?key={YOUR_API_KEY}

Copyright: Map Data © 1992-2017 TomTom

Copyright URL: https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/legal/

Source: TomTom



Labels

TMS URL: http://api.tomtom.com/map/1/tile/labels/main/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?key={YOUR_API_KEY}

Copyright text: Map Data © 1992-2017 TomTom

Copyright URL: https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/legal/

Source: TomTom



Labels Night

TMS URL: http://api.tomtom.com/map/1/tile/labels/night/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?key={YOUR_API_KEY}

Copyright: Map Data © 1992-2017 TomTom

Copyright URL: https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/legal/

Source: TomTom

 


WMS Layers

WMS (Web Map Service) is a standard protocol for serving (over the Internet) georeferenced map images which a map server generates using data from a GIS database. The Open Geospatial Consortium developed the specification and first published it in 1999.

WMS is an older format and TMS is more common today. The sources below were verified operational on 6/24/2019. All below sources are FREE.

Sources by Region

Worldwide

United States

Sites:

Europe

There are many many more to find on the web. One easy way to find publicly available WMS is by searching Google with the following query: "Your data search" "Supported Interfaces:" wms

Example: "View footprint in:" "Supported Interfaces:" wms

 

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