This service is currently in beta, so its service and operations are subject to change.
Mapping bundles provided by the BGS are available for use within HBSI Projects. At present, there are three bundles which can be purchased from a web service provided directly by the BGS. The available bundles are:
The below guide will outline the process of ordering the bundles and at the same time register for a user account where further bundles can be ordered in future.
From within the project select the Mapping tab, then select Order BGS. A new window will open, which will display the ordering web service.
Press the Order Data button that appears on the page, this will bring up the WMS bundles that are available for ordering.
Select the bundle/s you wish to order, when you do select a bundle you will be able to click on the available layers. When a layer is selected the interactive map to the right will update to reflect how the mapping layer will look when order is complete. You can click on the map to show its attributes. There will also be a Layer description and a link which will open the relevant BGS webpage to display a more detailed description of that layer.
Once finished with your selection click the Continue: Select Site button.
The next page is where you can select the area of the site where the mapping layers will appear. If you have already set the Project Extents within HBSI then the site bounding box will be the exact representation of what the extents were. If the extents were not set, then a generic bounding box will be displayed instead.
For either scenario, you can select a buffer to increase the range of the mapping layers, when finished with selecting the site area press the Continue: Enter Details button.
The final step of the process is to complete the order details form. This form has two parts; the first is confirmation of the selected WMS bundles, selected site bounding and finally the approximate quote. (this may not be final).
The second part is the account creation form. This is used if you are registering for the first time or if you are an existing user who wishes to order another bundle.
For a new user registering please complete the form with the appropriate details.
If you are already an existing user, then please select the drop down to Yes at the top of the order page and fill in the existing user page.
Press Continue when ready to go to the Terms and Conditions page, which is the final page before submission.
Please read the BGS Terms and Conditions carefully and press Accept to submit your order request.
Once submitted you will be contacted by the BGS who provide the account details for logging in and viewing the bundles in HBSI. They will also arrange payment for the bundles ordered.
When you have your login credentials you can add the bundles for viewing within your HBSI Project.
Open the Project and navigate to the Mapping Tab. Select the BGS Connections button from the ribbon.
If this is the first time connecting the BGS Connections dialog will be blank.
Enter your username and password, press Log In.
All the available mapping bundles which have been ordered will appear in the dialog window.
The start and end date are indicative of the bundles availability, after the end date specified the bundles will no longer be available.
To activate any of the bundles simply select on and press connect to map. The connection will be tested and when complete will display the bundles available layers. Tick to include on map and/or change the zoom and opacity settings then press Save.
Close the dialog connections dialog. Open the map and turn on the WMS Datasets layer from the legend. Expand the legend and you should see the recently activated bundle. Toggle the bundle on and select any of the layers to display them on the map.