Wetland Web Mapping Services

National Wetland Inventory (NWI) geospatial wetlands data and reference layers can be accessed by web-based applications and mapping software using the following Open GIS Consortium (OGC) compliant web mapping services. These services allow GIS users to display and query wetlands data without the overhead of data management. Additionally, web developers can consume these services to include NWI wetland data into their own mapping applications. These services are updated biannually along with the Wetlands Mapper.

Representational State Transfer (REST)

Software developers can incorporate our REST services within their map applications using the link provided.
GIS users can connect to these services using mapping software such as ESRI's ArcGIS by following the directions provided.

REST Service addresshttps://fwspublicservices.wim.usgs.gov/wetlandsmapservice/rest

Connecting to the Wetlands REST services in ESRI' ArcGIS

  1. Launch ArcCatalog.
  2. Under the “GIS Servers” directory in the explorer window on the left, double click on “Add GIS Server” to open the Add GIS Server dialog box.
  3. Under 'What would you like to do" select 'Use GIS services' Click Next
  4. Enter the following REST address in the Server URL text box: 
    https://fwspublicservices.wim.usgs.gov/wetlandsmapservice/rest
  5. Click Finish
  6. In ArcCatalog under GIS Servers double click on 'wetlands on www.fws.gov'
  7. Select the layers you would like to add to ArcMap

Web Map Services (WMS)

Software developers can incorporate our WMS services within their applications using the service information and links provided. GIS users can connect to these services using mapping software such as ESRI's ArcGIS by following the directions provided.

WMS Service Name: Wetlands

Projection: GCS, NAD83

OGC Version: 1.3

Wetlands Data*: https://fwspublicservices.wim.usgs.gov/wetlandsmapservice/services/Wetl…

Wetlands Raster*: https://fwspublicservices.wim.usgs.gov/wetlandsmapservice/services/Wetl…

Wetlands Statushttps://fwspublicservices.wim.usgs.gov/wetlandsmapservice/services/Wetl…

Riparian Datahttps://fwspublicservices.wim.usgs.gov/wetlandsmapservice/services/Wetl…

Connecting to the Wetlands WMS in ESRI' ArcGIS

  1. Launch ArcCatalog.
  2. Under the “GIS Servers” directory in the explorer window on the left, double click on “Add WMS Server” to open the Add WMS Server dialog box.
  3. Enter the following WMS address in the URL text box: 

    Wetlands Data WMS address:
    https://fwspublicservices.wim.usgs.gov/wetlandsmapservice/services/Wetl… 
    Wetlands Raster WMS address:
    https://fwspublicservices.wim.usgs.gov/wetlandsmapservice/services/Wetl… 
    Wetlands Status WMS address:
    https://fwspublicservices.wim.usgs.gov/wetlandsmapservice/services/Wetl… 
    Riparian Data WMS address:
    https://fwspublicservices.wim.usgs.gov/wetlandsmapservice/services/Ripa… 

  4. Click on the “Get Layers” button to view the service and layer information.