Adding new base layers

When creating a project, you can choose one of the based layers provided in the base layer dropdown in the top left corner or the viewer/editor. You can also choose to add you own base layers by clicking ‘add base layer’ at the bottom of the drop down. Just fill in the details of the WMTS, WMS or WFS that you would like to use and add them to your map.

Adding a base layer into a project is ‘sticky’, meaning that the drive remembers that this data layer should always be available when opening the project, until you choose to remove it again. When using the ‘share current view’ button (top left of the viewer) you’ll also see that you can configure base layers in any way you like and the person you share the link with will be seeing exactly the same.

Below we have added a list of openly available base layer that you might like! Do you know other layers we should add to this list? Don’t hesitate to let us know on info@ellipsis-drive.com or our socials!

World maps:

WMTS
Open Street Map
url: https://a.tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
max zoom: 18

WMTS
Google: Satellite Layer
url: https://www.google.com/maps/vt?lyrs=s@189&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}
max zoom:18

WMST
Google: Hybrid Layer
url: https://www.google.com/maps/vt?lyrs=y@189&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}
max zoom:18

WMST
Open Topo Map: Topographic Layer
url: https://{s}.tile.opentopomap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
max zoom: 17

WMTS
Hill Shade Layer
url: http://tiles.wmflabs.org/hillshading/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
max zoom: 14

WMS
Soil Maps: Soil Classes Layer
url: https://maps.isric.org/mapserv?map=/map/wrb.map
Legend url:https://maps.isric.org/sld/MostProbable.json

WMS
Soil Maps: Organic Content Layer
url: https://maps.isric.org/mapserv?map=/map/soc.map
Legend url: https://maps.isric.org/sld/soc_0-5cm_mean.json

WMS
Soil Maps: Clay Content Layer
url: https://maps.isric.org/mapserv?map=/map/clay.map
Legend url: https://maps.isric.org/sld/clay_0-5cm_mean.json

WMS
Soil Maps: Sand Content Layer
url: https://maps.isric.org/mapserv?map=/map/sand.map
Legend url: https://maps.isric.org/sld/sand_0-5cm_mean.json

WMS
Soil Maps: Coarse Content Layer
url: https://maps.isric.org/mapserv?map=/map/cfvo.map
Legend url:https://maps.isric.org/sld/cfvo_0-5cm_mean.json

WMS
Soil Maps: PH Layer
url: https://maps.isric.org/mapserv?map=/map/phh2o.map
Legend url:https://maps.isric.org/sld/phh2o_0-5cm_mean.json

 

Country Specific: The Netherlands, Aerial imagery (very high resolution)

WMTS
Aerial Imagery 2020
url:https://geodata.nationaalgeoregister.nl/luchtfoto/rgb/wmts/2016_ortho25/EPSG:3857/{z}/{x}/{y}.jpeg
max zoom: 19

WMTS
Aerial Imagery 2019
url:https://geodata.nationaalgeoregister.nl/luchtfoto/rgb/wmts/2019_ortho25/EPSG:3857/{z}/{x}/{y}.jpeg
max zoom: 19

WMTS
Aerial Imagery 2018
url:https://geodata.nationaalgeoregister.nl/luchtfoto/rgb/wmts/2018_ortho25/EPSG:3857/{z}/{x}/{y}.jpeg
max zoom: 19

WMTS
Aerial Imagery 2017
url:https://geodata.nationaalgeoregister.nl/luchtfoto/rgb/wmts/2017_ortho25/EPSG:3857/{z}/{x}/{y}.jpeg
max zoom: 19

WMTS
Aerial Imagery 2016

url:https://geodata.nationaalgeoregister.nl/luchtfoto/rgb/wmts/2016_ortho25/EPSG:3857/{z}/{x}/{y}.jpeg
max zoom: 19

 

Country Specific: The Netherlands, Satellite imagery (high resolution)

WMS
Satellite data portal: September 2020
url: https://satellietdataportaal.nl/wms/Mosaics/service

WMS
Satellite data portal: Augustus 2020
url: https://satellietdataportaal.nl/wms/Mosaics/service

WMS
Satellite data portal: June 2020
url: https://satellietdataportaal.nl/wms/Mosaics/service

WMS
Satellite data portal: May 2020
url: https://satellietdataportaal.nl/wms/Mosaics/service

WMS
Satellite data portal: December 2019
url: https://satellietdataportaal.nl/wms/Mosaics/service

WMS
Satellite data portal: August 2019
url: https://satellietdataportaal.nl/wms/Mosaics/service

WMS
Satellite data portal: June 2019
url: https://satellietdataportaal.nl/wms/Mosaics/service,

WMS
Satellite data portal: May 2019
url: https://satellietdataportaal.nl/wms/Mosaics/service

WMS
Satellite data portal: March 2019
url: https://satellietdataportaal.nl/wms/Mosaics/service

WMS
Satellite data portal: September 2018
url: https://satellietdataportaal.nl/wms/Mosaics/service

WMS
Satellite data portal: August 2018
url: https://satellietdataportaal.nl/wms/Mosaics/service

WMS
Satellite data portal: June 2018
url: https://satellietdataportaal.nl/wms/Mosaics/service

WMS
Satellite data portal: May 2018
url: https://satellietdataportaal.nl/wms/Mosaics/service

WMS
Satellite data portal: March 2018
url: https://satellietdataportaal.nl/wms/Mosaics/service

WMS
Satellite data portal: May 2018
url: https://satellietdataportaal.nl/wms/Mosaics/service

 

Country Specific: The Netherlands, Land Administration

WMST
National geo registry: BGT
url:https://geodata.nationaalgeoregister.nl/tiles/service/wmts/brtachtergrondkaart/EPSG:3857/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
maxZoom: 19

WMS
National geo registry: AHN
url: https://geodata.nationaalgeoregister.nl/ahn3/ows?SERVICE=WMS&request=GetMap

Vector Layers

WFS
National geo registry: NAP Layer
url:https://geodata.nationaalgeoregister.nl/napinfo/wfs/v4_0?request=GetFeature&service=WFS

WFS
National geo registry: Agricultural plots
url: https://geodata.nationaalgeoregister.nl/brpgewaspercelen/wfs/v4_0?request=GetFeature&service=WFS

WFS
National geo registry: Buildings
url: https://geodata.nationaalgeoregister.nl/kadastralekaart/wfs/v4_0?request=GetFeature&service=WFS

WFS
National geo registry: Cadastre
url: https://geodata.nationaalgeoregister.nl/kadastralekaart/wfs/v4_0?request=GetFeature&service=WFS

 

Country specific: USA

WMS
USGS: US Topo Map
url: https://basemap.nationalmap.gov:443/arcgis/services/USGSTopo/MapServer/WmsServer

WMS
USGS: US Hillshade Map 
url: https://basemap.nationalmap.gov:443/arcgis/services/USGSShadedReliefOnly/MapServer/WmsServer

WMS
USGS: US Waterbodies Map
url: https://basemap.nationalmap.gov:443/arcgis/services/USGSHydroCached/MapServer/WmsServer

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