Digimap OpenStream WMS times out

 

I am having trouble QGIS and a WMS layer that calls the Ordnance Survey/Digimap OpenStream data, but however I call the layer it times out without ever displaying a map.
I have registered with Digimap and have my own API key. I have successfully created a WMS connection that allows me to call an OpenStream layer, but once I have clicked ‘Add’ to place the layer in the map, nothing appears until I receive a notice saying ‘connection timed out’. This problem occurs whatever parameters I set for the OpenStream entry (username and password, CRS options, tile size… ). I can successfully create and load other WMS connections and add a layer, such as the following: http://ows.terrestris.de/osm/service
This problem occurs in Windows and Linux versions of QGIS, and is not firewall related.

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Staff June 28, 2017

The following instructions explain how to set up OpenStream to work in QGIS:
 
http://gogeo.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2010/10/12/digimap-openstream-part-ii/
 
You do not need to specify username and password when creating the connection to OpenStream as your credentials are included in your unique API key.
 
You can also check that OpenStream is working using the following URL from any web browser:

http://openstream.edina.ac.uk/openstream/wms?REQUEST=GetMap&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&BBOX=325000,674000,326000,675000&WIDTH=800&HEIGHT=800&SRS=EPSG:27700&FORMAT=image/png&LAYERS=osopendata&CACHE=false&TOKEN=[insert your OpenStream API key here]
 

Note, you will need to modify the URL to insert your OpenStream API key at the end where it says:
 

[insert your OpenStream API key here]

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