Natural Spaces

Connect to our OGC services

As part of an ongoing effort to make public sector environmental information more easily and widely available, Scottish Natural Heritage is publishing GIS data as Open GIS Consortium compliant web map services.

The OGC Web Map Service Interface Standard WMS provides a simple HTTP interface for requesting geo-registered map images from one or more distributed geospatial databases. These services can now be consumed by a number of Geographic Information Systems and geo-information browsers.

For more on OGC Web Map Services please refer to: http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wms


To access these services, copy and paste the appropriate web address (right-click - Copy Shortcut) below into your WMS client.

More help about using WMS in desktop GIS applications