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This document explains the steps to add the 1:250,000 Topographic mapsheets into MapInfo by connecting to the Web Map Image Server and then downloading the layer onto your local PC.

This step by step guide is accompanied by illustrations.

In MapInfo Profesiional, Go to File/Open Web Service/Open WMS

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Figure 1 - Opening a Web Map Service (WMS)

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Figure 2 - Illustration of steps 1 to 6 (respectively)

  1. The Open WMS Table appears. Click on "Servers" along the top right hand side so that the "WMS Servers List" window appears
  2. Click the Add Button. The "WMS Server Information" window appears
  3. In Server URL, type http://ogc.ntlis.nt.gov.au/iws-ogc/wms?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&version=1.3.0  . This is the Image Server where the 250K topo maps live
  4. Click "Test URL". If the URL in the previous step was correctly entered, a "WMS Server Details" window should appear, which means that MapInfo has connected successfully to the Image Server
  5. Click Close
  6. Click "Get Description" in the WMS Server Information window to populate the Description
  7. Click OK to exit the WMS Server Information window
  8. Click OK to exit the WMS Servers List. You should be back at the "Open WMS Table" window. The "Open WMS Table" window now should have layers listed in the "WMS Layers" section. These are all the layers that reside in the Image Web Server (http://ogc.ntlis.nt.gov.au/iws-ogc/wms) that you have just added. Now that we have connected to the server, we need to download the "Geoscience Australia 250K Raster" layer

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Figure 3 - Illustration of steps 9 - 13 (respectively)