The following services are available:

You need to add the service to the services section of your MapProxy configuration to enable it. Some services take additional options.

    wmsoption1: xxx
    wmsoption2: xxx

Web Map Service (OGC WMS)

The WMS server is accessible at /service and it supports the WMS versions 1.0.0, 1.1.1 and 1.3.0.

The WMS service will use all configured layers.

The service takes the following additional option.


Adds an attribution (copyright) line to all WMS requests.

The text line of the attribution (e.g. some copyright notice, etc).


md is for metadata. These fields are used for the WMS GetCapabilities responses. See the example below for all supported keys.


The srs option defines which SRS the WMS service supports.:

srs: ['EPSG:4326', 'CRS:84', 'EPSG:900913']

See axis order for further configuration that might be needed for WMS 1.3.0.


A list of image mime types the server should offer.


New in version 1.0.0.

A list of feature info types the server should offer. Available types are text, html and xml. The types then are advertised in the capabilities with the correct mime type.


New in version 1.0.0.

You can define XSLT scripts to transform outgoing feature information. You can define scripts for different feature info types:

Define a script for INFO_FORMAT=text/html requests.
Define a script for INFO_FORMAT=application/vnd.ogc.gml and INFO_FORMAT=text/xml requests.

See FeatureInformation for more informaiton.


Some WMS clients do not send all required parameters in feature info requests, MapProxy ignores these errors unless you set strict to true.

Full example

    srs: ['EPSG:4326', 'CRS:83', 'EPSG:900913']
    image_formats: ['image/png', 'image/jpeg']
      text: "© MyCompany"
      title: MapProxy WMS Proxy
      abstract: This is the fantastic MapProxy.
        person: Your Name Here
        position: Technical Director
        address: Fakestreet 123
        city: Somewhere
        postcode: 12345
        country: Germany
        phone: +49(0)000-000000-0
        fax: +49(0)000-000000-0
      access_constraints: This service is intended for private and evaluation use only.
      fees: 'None'


The MapProxy WMS service also supports the WMS Tiling Client Recommendation from OSGeo.

If you add tiled=true to the GetCapabilities request, MapProxy will add metadata about the internal tile structure to the WMS capabilities document. Clients that support WMS-C can use this information to request tiles at the exact tile boundaries. MapProxy can return the tile as-it-is for these requests, the performace is on par with the TMS service.

MapProxy will limit the WMS support when tiled=true is added to the GetMap requests and it will return WMS service exceptions for requests that do not match the exact tile boundaries.

Tiled Map Services (TMS)

MapProxy supports the Tile Map Service Specification from the OSGeo. The TMS is available at /tms/1.0.0.

The TMS service will use all configured layers that have a name and single cached source. Any layer grouping will be flattened.

Here is an example TMS request: /tms/1.0.0/base_EPSG900913/3/1/0.png. png is the internal format of the cached tiles. base is the name of the layer and EPSG900913 is the SRS of the layer. You can only select a SRS that your layer is caching.

A request to /tms/1.0.0 will return the TMS metadata as XML. /tms/1.0.0/layername will return information about the bounding box, resolutions and tile size of this specific layer.

This service takes no further options:



When you create a map in OpenLayers with an explicit mapExtent, it will request only a single tile for the first (z=0) level. TMS begins with two or four tiles by default, depending on the SRS. MapProxy supports a different TMS mode to support this use-case. MapProxy will start with a single-tile level if you request /tiles instead of /tms.

Alternatively, you can use the OpenLayers TMS option zoomOffset to compensate the difference. The option is available since OpenLayers 2.10.

Google Maps

The TMS standard counts tiles starting from the lower left corner of the tile grid, while Google Maps starts at the upper left corner. The /tiles service accepts an origin parameter that flips the y-axis accordingly. You can set it to either sw (south-west), the default, or to nw (north-west), required for Google Maps.



Keyhole Markup Language (OGC KML)

MapProxy supports KML version 2.2 for integration into Google Earth. Each layer is available as a Super Overlay – image tiles are loaded on demand when the user zooms to a specific region. The initial KML file is available at /kml/layername/0/0/0.kml.

This service takes no further options:


MapProxy Demo Service

MapProxy comes with a demo service that lists all configured WMS and TMS layers. You can test each layer with a simple OpenLayers client.

The service is available at /demo/.

This service takes no further options: