Bug report #103

nztopoonline WMS server doesn't work with qgis

Added by Gavin Macaulay - almost 18 years ago. Updated over 14 years ago.

Assignee:Gavin Macaulay -
Category:Web Services clients/WMS
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:All Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:wontfix
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:10162


This ticket derives from #3929, where after fixing that problem, another appeared.

Qgis is unable to view WMS data from


The problem appears to be with the wms server sending inconsistent srs and bounding box information in response to a GetCapabilities request (the boundingbox values, which should be in lat/long, are in some other coordinate system). However, since mapserver appears to work fine (see one of the comments in #3929), there may be a way to work around the problem with nztopo.

The WMS getcapabilities request is:


A portion from the rely to that request is:

<Layer queryable="1">
<Title>DEM (15m)</Title>
<LatLonBoundingBox minx="1970006.456038" miny="5290004.86525579" maxx="3010006.19505419" maxy="6790036.81876791"/>
<ScaleHint min="3.74121581576496" max="28.059118618237267"/>

Note the LatLonBoundingBox attribute with min and max values that are clearly not latitude/longitudes.


#1 Updated by Gavin Macaulay - almost 18 years ago

The problem in this ticket is with the response from the nztopo-online server, not qgis. I'm removing the Milestone tag from it as the solution is beyond the control of qgis, but leaving the ticket open to serve as a note of a problem that needs to be resolved somehow.

#2 Updated by Gavin Macaulay - over 16 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

The NZ topo service is no longer available, hence this problem has gone away:)

#3 Updated by Anonymous over 14 years ago

Milestone Version 0.9 deleted

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