Seismogenic Fault Databases for Science and Engineering

EDSF Web Map Service on QGIS

A brief tutorial on how to load seismofaults.eu data on QGIS using OGC Web Map Service

+ WMS catalogue of EDSF

Click on te "Copy url" button on the right of the GetCapabilities url to copy it in your clipboard

From the seismofaults.eu main menu choose Services, then click on the dataset you want to load (in this tutorial we use EDSF as an example, but the same procedure applies to any other dataset).
Open your QGis Desktop and click on New Project button to start a new blank project if necessary
+ QGis GUI
+ Add a WMS
Layer → Add Layer → Add WMS/WMTS Layer...
New → Create a new WMS connection
+ New WMS connection in QGis
+ New WMS connection in QGis

Edit the Name field naming it freely and paste the GetCapabilities url from your clipboard in the URL field

Leave blank the authentication fields since our services do not require any. The other fields can remain as default.

This is a one time procedure since, as you click on OK the connection will remain in the configuration of QGis for future use.

Clicking Connect the list of the layers published by the server as WMS will be loaded and shown as following

While the last four layers are the "true" EDSF related layers, the first three ones are a combination of the "true" ones in this manner:

EDSF: The entire EDSF dataset;

EDSF.Crustal_Fault_Sources: The two layers related to Crustal Faults (i.e. Planes and Top);

EDSF.Subduction_Zones: The two layers related to Subductions (i.e. zones and contour lines).

Take it into account since querying the combinated ones may lead to unexpected results.
+ New WMS connection in QGis
+ EDSF on QGis canvas
Click Add for every layer you want to add to the canvas, then click Close

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