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4.9.0 Web Map Servers
The IDV provides access to Web Map Servers (WMS).
  1. Start fresh by clearing all displays and data Show popup and going to a CONUS projection.
  2. Use the Displays->Maps and Backgrounds->Add Background Image menu to load in the background image control. The default view is the Blue Marble image from NASA.
  3. The WMS display allows you to save off the displayed image in either IDV's ximg format or Google Earth's kml/kmz format.
  4. Let's look at a Topographic map.
  5. Let's find out how far it is to walk to the cafeteria in FL2
  6. Now, go try to find your home. The Go to Address dialog can take addresses, zip codes, city/state names or lat/lon points. Mousing over the Address field will show a tooltip with the different formats available.

 


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