Add Sixmaps mapping layer to QGIS

Download the QLR file in the attachments on this page, then drag it onto the QGIS program window and the later will be added to the open project.


SIX maps Public NSW Imagery QGIS Layer Sixmaps_Public_NSW_Imagery.qlr
ArcGIS REST Services Directory

public/NSW_Imagery (MapServer)

ArcGIS REST Services


Manually Adding the Layers to QGIS (Web Services)

  • Retrieve the WMS URL for the service you want to use from its REST endpoint.
    e.g. Visit NSW Imagery REST Endpoint
  • Look for the WMS link towards the top left of the page. Right-click + copy link address or left-click the link to open the link and copy the URL from the address bar.


  • In QGIS, click the "Add WMS/WMTS Layer" button in the 'Layers' toolbar.


  • From the dialogue select the 'New' button.


  • Enter a name for the connection and the service's WMS URL, then click 'OK'.


  • Click the 'Connect' button, to fetch the details of the WMS service. Click to highlight the layer you want to add, then check the Coordinate system listen in the bottom pane.

  • Click the 'Change' button, and select 'EPSG:3857' from the dialog. Hit OK, then click the 'Add' button at the bottom of the 'Add Layer' dialog.


  • This will add it to your map. You can now close the 'Add Layer' dialog.

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