Setting a selection tolerance has no effect when identifying WMS layer features

Last Published: April 25, 2020


ArcMap allows you to set a selection tolerance in the Selection Options dialog. The tolerance is in pixels and affects the Identify tool as well as the Selection tools.
When identifying WMS layer features, setting a selection tolerance has no effect.

** The feature addressed in this article is only available in ArcGIS 9.0 Service Pack 2, which can be downloaded through the link in Related Information, below. **


ArcMap cannot set a tolerance for WMS services. This is set by the WMS server.

Solution or Workaround

This is a known limitation with no workaround.

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