Clicking on the
Layer/Add from server menu item provides the means for opening a layer stored on a remote server (such as via the web using an OGC/OpenGIS protocol). The menu item invokes the
Open from server dialog box for entering the path to the file on the remote server and the server's network address. When opened, the layer is automatically rendered on the Map area. If there is an open map project or layer, the new layer is added to the project and appears in the layer list on the Legend.
The program automatically attempts to read the coordinate system information of a layer opened from a server and, if different than the map area coordinate system, reprojects the layer display to the map area coordinate system.
To open a layer file stored on a remote server and add it to the current project
Layer/Add from server menu item - this invokes the
Open from server dialog box.
Open from server dialog box, enter the exact path to the file in the
File/Open from Server cannot be used to add a layer from a server to a current project.