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    How do I preview the Web Mapping Services (WMS) for Risk of Flooding from Reservoirs datasets?


    There are three “Risk of Flooding from Reservoirs” datasets available on the DEFRA Data Services Platform as Web Mapping Services:

    To preview the Web Mapping Services for these datasets on the DEFRA Data Services Platform please follow the instructions below:

    1. Search for the datasets from the DEFRA Data Services Platform home page https://environment.data.gov.uk/

    2. From the Search Results click on the dataset you are interested in e.g. "Risk of Flooding from Reservoirs - Maximum Flood Speed (Web Mapping Service) 

    3. From the Dataset Links section of the page click on the “Preview” icon (see below) 


    4. Click on the small right arrow icon next to the “Environment Data WMS Service” listed in the Layer List (see below)


    5. Click on the toggle box next to the name of the layer you would like to display so that the box is ticked (see below)


    6. On the map click on the plus icon to zoom in until the scale bar shows 0.6km (see below). This is 9 clicks on the zoom in from the default view. The layer will now display data for relevant reservoirs



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      Clark Eaton

      Hopelessly not used friendly !!

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      Data Services Platform team

      Good afternoon Clarke,
      I'm sorry to hear that you are not finding this service as user friendly as it needs to be. I would be keen to understand what is not working well enough and what could be improved.

      Please let us know how we could improve our services and whether you would like to discuss this further by submitting a feedback ticket using the following link:

      DSP team