Configure WMS in QGIS.

Watch our OGC webinar, where you will learn how to integrate OGC with QGIS. You will learn how to import OGC with manual import, install QGIS plugin and how to use QGIS plugin to make requests and download images.

If you are not familiar with the OGC instances (WMS, WCS. WMTS, WFS), you can read the documentation here and watch our OGC webinar from the start to learn all about OGC in Sentinel Hub.

  1. Open QGIS and go to on Layer ‣ ADD Layer ‣ Add WMS Layer.

    adm WMS layer  

  2. In the Layers tab, click on New.

    New layer  

  3. Enter connection details, use Sentinel WMS url "<WMS URL>" (Note: To get WMS URL you need a Sentinel Hub account. If you don’t have it yet, apply for a 30-days trial account here. More information on where to find WMS URL in your configuration is described here under the Configurations/Configuration Settings/Service End-points. For topographic maps you can use one of the OpenStreetMap services, such as

    Sentinel WMS

  4. Next, click on the Connect button to fetch the list of available layers.

  5. In the Image encoding section, you need to choose an image format. For imagery layers, JPEG is usually a good choice. Change the Layer name if you wish and click Add.

  6. Set the desirable Coordinate Reference System. For this tutorial choose WGS84 / Pseudo Mercator. Sentinel WMS service currently operating in the popular web mercator coordinate space (EPSG:3857), with the 13 Sentinel-2 bands available as "B01" through "B12" (with "B8A" following "B08") layers.


  7. You will see the Sentinel layer loaded in the QGIS canvas. If the layer is not visible at the current map scale, zoom in to increase the scale of the map.