Using UK Environment Agency data as WMS in ArcGIS

Thanks to the European Commission’s INSPIRE directive and the UK OpenData initiative the UK Environment Agency makes many of its datasets publicly available. You can load this data over the internet directly into ArcGIS and other GIS software.

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Convert a WMS layer to a vector Feature Class in ArcGIS

Sometimes you have access to data through a WMS service, but you want the data as vector features. In this post I show how to extract vector features from a WMS layer using ArcGIS Desktop.

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