Vegetation cover in the RAP can be easily imported and viewed in ArcGIS without downloading big datasets. This allows for quick interaction with and visualization of the data. For instance, users can add vegetation cover to a pre-existing project map. These data can be viewed as a web map tile service (WMTS) using the steps below.
Connecting to WMTS
In the Catalog window, expand the GIS Servers node and double-click “Add WMTS Server”. Note: The images below reference WMS, but be sure to select WMTS.
Type in the server URL: https://rangelands.app/wmts/vegCoverWMTS.xml (you do not need to enter a user or password).
Click "Get Layers" to see available layers.
To add the data to the map
Connect to a WMTS server in the Catalog window, choose “WMTS”, then drag it into your map.
Click the “Add Data” button in the Standard toolbar to open the Add Data dialog box.
Click the “Look” arrow and choose “GIS Servers”. This gives you a list of servers you have previously used. NOTE: If the server you want is not listed, you can connect to a WMTS server using the instructions above.
After connecting to a WMTS server, the service is shown in the Add Data dialog box with this icon:
Select this service.