Layer information - WMS in Maps

I'm trying to add a few layers of a WMS to a map and I've run into a problem. I can connect to the WMS and view the layers but I can't access the layer information. Isn't it possible from Kibana Maps? What is the problem?
Thank you so much for the help.

What version of Kibana are you using?

Can you provide some details of the steps you have taken thus far? Can you elaborate on "but I can't access the layer information"? What do you mean by layer information?
Are there any errors in browser's console?
Are you running into any of these problems

Thanks for the reply, Nathan.

I am using version 7.5 and I use Chrome.

The steps I follow are the following:

1- Add layer
2- Select source -> Wep Map Service
3- I enter the URL of the WMS
4- Load capabilities
5- I select the layer, the style and add the layer.

The layer I add is queryable (the elements contain information) but I cannot select the element and consult it from Maps. For example, with QGis, I access with the "info button". I also cannot access a legend of the information displayed.

There are no errors in the console and I have no problem displaying the layers. The layers are displayed correctly.

Thank you very much for your help.

Can you describe your use case a little more? What type of data is getting displayed from the WMS layer? Could that data be stored in Elasticsearch and added to the map as one of the available Elasticsearch layers?

There is an open feature request for supporting WMS tooltips. Would you mind opening a feature request for supporting WMS legends at

Hello Nathan,

Thanks for your quick response and sorry for my lack of details in the problem description.

I think the problem I'm having is related to the query you're pointing me to and Thomas Neyrinck's response: "This will require connecting to the getFeatureInfo WMS endpoint."

Let me give you an example. I add the "Reporting points" layer from and I hope to be able to consult the information attached to the image. This information is what I get when I make the connection with QGis.

I have already created the new issue "supporting WMS legends" in Githup.

Thank you very much for your help.


As you already guessed, Elastic Maps will render your WMS layer but at this moment there is no support for the getFeatureInfo request from the WMS standard. This is a nice guide on how WMS works and you can learn more about getFeatureInfo.

It would be very helpful if you can open a Feature Request in our issue repository to grab all your requirements.

Hi, Jorge,

Thank you so much for the response and recommendation from the guide (it will be of great help to me).

We will collect our requirements and needs, and we will open an request.

best regards

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fyi there's already an existing ER for getFeatureInfo support:

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