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ICGC cartography in Google Earth

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

  • Select "Add / Image overlay".
  • Select the "Update" tab and then, "WMS Parameters".
  • 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.
  • Click on "OK" and a list of layers offered by the selected server will be shown.
  • 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...”
    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.