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 service publishing, which reads data from a Geographics project or a Bentley Map Schema and sends it as services. You can also connect to ESRI services with an application called GIS Connector and deploy layers from an MXD.
For some time it worked with a Java virtual machine, from 2004 they 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 effect, the WMS 1.1.1 standard appears 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"
While 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 extension .cfg is stored, which 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 make a txt file, with extension .xwms and inside place the code according to the standard wms, for example from Microsoft Terraserver, this would be the code:
image / jpeg
Then to load it is only called as a raster (file / attach), choosing the file type xwms
Be careful, this works on Microstation 8.9 or higher, which implies that it does not require Bentley Map. They should give it a try, because when they zoom in it almost feels like the image is local… wow!
Keith, you lied to me.