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I was testing World OSM WMS with QGis recently and it seemed that there was no high detail layers (my best guess would be below 1:100 000) available. I tried this proxy:

Is this service supposed to lack high detail levels or am I just doing it wrong..? All works fine when I use OSM via openlayers plugin in QGis.

Best regards, Antti

asked 14 May '13, 14:13

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OpenStreetMap does not operate a WMS service. If you use the OpenLayers plugin (and point it to OSM) then you access map tiles generated by the "Mapnik" renderer on servers run by the OSM foundation. If you use the WMS you mention, you are accessing a server run by Heidelberg University using a different rendering technology and their own style sheets. The only thing shared between the two is the data.

If you want to discuss details about the University WMS, you should best try and contact them directly.

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answered 14 May '13, 14:47

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