How to guides

Register a new SLIP account | Using SLIP maps | Using SLIP services in GIS software

Customising symbology using WFS in ArcMap | Customising symbology using WMS in QGIS​​​​​

Register a new SLIP account​


Register Screen Capture

The linked page​​​ outlines the steps to register a new SLIP account.

Using SLIP maps​

​​The linked​ page provides a comprehensive guide to using SLIP public maps and subscripti​on maps.

Using SLIP services in GIS software​

The linked pages​​ provide instructions for using ​​SLIP web services in the desktop software programs QGIS and ArcGIS​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Customising symbology using WFS in ArcMap​

Users can cust​​omise symbology using WFS in ArcMap, but not WMS

​WMS is essentially an image of the data so the styling is defined, as provided by the data custodian, within the service. For example:​


WFS Options


WMS options

The instructions for customising symbology using WFS in ArcMap are outlined below: 

  1. Add WFS services. See the How to Guide for the steps to add WFS. 
  2. Double click on the required layer in the table of contents to open the 'Layer Properties'. Then follow the ESRI guides on styling data using desktop ArcGIS:​

Layer options

WFS in ArcMap

WFS in ArcMap

Customising symbology using WMS in QGIS​

Users can restyle WMS data in QGIS, however the functionality is limited to rendering and resampling:

QGIS Options

This page was last updated on: 25 Jun 2021