A few days ago in a Cartesia forum Tomás asked about Microstation and the possibilities of connecting to map services (WMS)
In the Bentley line at least there are three applications that are in it according to the OGC page:
Bentley Geo Web Publisher
This is a client-server application for publishing services, which reads data from a Geographics project or from a Schema Bentley Map and sends them as services. You can also connect to ESRI services with an application called GIS Connector and deploy layers of an MXD.
For some time worked with a Java virtual machine, from 2004 developed their own ActiveX application called VPR (View, Print, Redline)
According to what is published on the OGC page, Geo Web Publisher has implemented the WMS 1.1.1 standards
Bentley Map XM
This is what was called Microstation Geographics, and has implemented GML standards 2.1.2, GML 3.1.1, GMLsf 1.0.0, WFS (T) 1.0
According to one with a conversation I had with Keith Raymond, in Baltimore, Microstation does not have this type of applications (formally documented) and that they would be implemented in Microstation 8.11 known as Athens.
In fact, the WMS 1.1.1 standard is implemented in the OGC page.
And so ?
In a poorly documented way it can be done even though the standards have not been approved by the OGC ... curious that I have known about this in an AutoDesk forum
1. Through Raster Manager
This is in the Raster Manager, in "settings / Image Servers"
Being in this panel, "add" is selected, and a service is added, providing an alias and DNS.
Then it is saved with "file / save" and in this way a configuration file with .cfg extension is stored that is the one that brings the services.
This is an option to access image services created with Geo Web Publisher, type pss that can be vector or raster.
To load them, "file / attach" is done, then in the previous versions (V8.5) a directory with the alias appears. In XM appears above, next to favorites, this displays the available services.
2. Creating an xml file
For this you have to do a txt file, with extension .xwms and inside place the code according to Standard wms, For example from Microsoft Terraserver, this would be the code:
<? Xml version = "1.0" encoding = "UTF-8" standalone = "yes"?>
<VERSION> 1.1 </ VERSION>
<URL> terraservice.net/ogcmap.ashx </ URL>
<VERSION> 1.1.1 </ VERSION>
<SRS> epsg: 26911 </ SRS>
<LAYERS> UrbanArea </ LAYERS>
<WIDTH> 800 </ WIDTH>
<HEIGHT> 500 </ HEIGHT>
<BBOX> 373364.5175,3761830.49125,392535.3975,3773517.69125 </ BBOX>
<FORMAT> image / jpeg </ FORMAT>
<MAXBITMAPSIZE width = "1024" height = "1024" />
Then to load it is only called as a raster (file / attach), choosing the file type xwms
Beware, this works on Microstation 8.9 or higher, which implies that it does not require Bentley Map. They should try it, because when approaching it feels almost as if the image were local ... wow!
Keith, you lied to me.