After having seen all the problems that the creation of a mapurl for WMS services was causing, we decided to create a small service, that would automatically generate mapurls for Geopaparazzi for known WMS services.
For geopaparazzi users everything is transparent, the import view has an entry named: MAPURL
Once you enter that menu, you find the services query view:
Here you can define some filter parameters and start the query.
In the following example case the gps was placed in Italy, so the query returned:
One can then simply download the service, which will install the mapurl inside the system. The user is prompted for a custom name to name the service after, else the original name will be used. Since the original name could be duplicated in different services, the prefix "tanto_" will be added in that case.
Want to see an open WMS service appearing inside Geopaparazzi? You can suggest us a service to be added. We will be happy to add it. Please use the "Suggest a new WMS" page to do so.
If you experience problems with this service, please open an issue in the tracker.