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ICGC geoservices for desktop applications: Google Earth

How to add maps and aerial photos of the ICGC in Google Earth

To overlay a specific cartography in Google Earth, follow these steps:

  • Select "Add / Image overlay".
    Interfície de Google Earth
  • Select the "Update" tab and then, "WMS Parameters".
    Nou superposició d'imatge
  • Select "Add" and specify the WMS server URL (for example http://geoserveis.icgc.cat/icc_mapesbase/wms/service?) in the window below. As an example, the next image shows the information that must be filled in order to connect to either of the ICGC servers.
    Afegir adreça URL del servidor WMS
  • Click on "OK" and a list of layers offered by the selected server will be shown.
    Aceptar dona la llista de capes disponibles
  • Select layers and click "Add" to add to the list.
  • Modify the URL that appears in the "Link" section, to show you do not wish to apply any style. For this, it is necessary to delete the “default” value associated to the “STYLES” parameter, which is highlighted in the image below. The part of the resulting URL would be: “....&STYLES=&TRANSPARENT...”
    Eliminar valor default si es no vol aplicar estil
    For a better image detail, change the value for the parameters WIDTH and HEIGHT. Put these values: WIDTH=2048 and HEIGHT=2048
  • Click on "OK" and the next layer will appear, added to the list of available layers in the contents table. The image below shows the 50 cm ICC orthophoto overlay on the Google Earth satellite image.
    Superposició de l'ortofoto 50 cm de l'ICGC sobre la imatge satèl·lit que incorpora Google Earth