PBF Format ("Protocolbuffer Binary Format") was primarily designed as an alternative to XML format. You can load your PBF services in BlueGIS software.

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PBF service can be added to the map in BlueGIS. There are two ways to access the Add PBF Service panel. The first way is the 'Add PBF Service' option under the 'Add Map Service', in the left menu.

Adding PBF Service

The second way is the 'Add PBF Service' option in the 'Map Services' in the quick menu (+ sign) at the bottom of the screen.

Adding PBF Service

Adding PBF Service

1. Add WFS Service Panel

Parameters to be entered when adding PBF service:

  1. Layer Name: Layer name that will appear in the layer box

  2. URL: URL address of PBF service

  3. Source Layer Name: Layer name used in PBF service

  4. Minimum Zoom Level: The zoom level at which the layer is minimum visible

  5. Maximum Zoom Level: Zoom level at which the layer is maximumly visible

All parameters are required to be filled.

Adding PBF Service

WMTS service is added to the map with the Save button.

2. Previous PBF Services

There are 3 main menus in the adding PBF service panel. There is a 'History' button under the third main menu. In this menu, PBF layers added to the map are saved. Thus, you can easily add a PBF layer you added before to the map without having to re-enter the parameters.

Adding PBF Service

The layer we added in the first step is now displayed in history. It is enough to scroll the box to add it back to the map. If desired, easily remove the layer from the history with the "Delete" button.

Adding PBF Service

When you press the button, the PBF layer is automatically added to the map again.

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