Connecting Map Manager to a TMS map provider - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Before you can create maps based on OpenStreetMap or other tile data, you must set up a custom map provider and connect Map Manager to a GIS that supports a specific URL format.

What you should know

Map Manager supports Tile Map Service (TMS) servers, like those provided by the OpenStreetMap Foundation, that deliver content on URLs with a zoom factor, X position, and Y position. The format and supported elements are described in the URL format for web tile servers. When using a TMS server, you can define the boundaries and scale of the tiled map that you need.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the System task, and click the Roles view.
  2. Select the Map Manager role, and click the Properties tab.
  3. In the Map providers section, click Add an item ().
  4. In the Map providers dialog box, select Custom * from the Provider drop-down list.
  5. In the Name field, type a name for the map provider.
  6. In the Address field, type the URL of the TMS server.
  7. If required, click Show advanced options and configure the following:
    • Set the Maximum zoom level supported by the map to a level between 1 - 25. The default is 17.
    • If the server requires authentication, set Use authentication to ON, and then enter the username and password.
  8. Click Connect.
    If you entered a valid URL, the map appears.

  9. Click Save > Apply.