OGC WMS (Web Map Service) Reader

The Web Map Service (WMS) Reader allows FME to retrieve spatially referenced raster maps from a WMS-compliant server.


WMS is an OpenGIS® Implementation Specification. The WMS specification defines three HTTP operations:

  • GetCapabilities
  • GetMap
  • GetFeatureInfo

Only the GetCapabilities and GetMap operations are supported in this implementation.

The WMS reader adheres to versions 1.1.0, 1.1.1, and 1.3.0 of the WMS specification.

Reader Overview

The WMS reader at this moment supports PNG, GIF, JPEG, TIFF and GeoTIFF raster maps. Only the default style for a layer is supported in this release.