I’m trying to add WMS layer from remote ArcGIS server to my GWT web app. I’m using gwt-openlayers library. I read many articles and SO questions but I still can’t solve the problem. My problem is rendering pink tiles on the map instead of normal image. I copied image url as many stackoverflow answers suggested and saw the following: 1) How get rid from localhost prefix in WMS url? In my code wmsUrl look like sampleserver1… so it’s correct. It seems my application adds it’s root path to remote url. 2) I read that WMS layers should have the following projection – ‘EPSG:3857’. Is it true? As i mentioned above when I manually put in the browser correct url without ‘localhost’ prefix I saw some image but I’m not sure it’s correct. Probably image is shifted. 3) My final goal is adding 2 layers to the map – Google Map layer and WMS layer. Google Map uses ‘EPSG:900913’ as default projection. Could somebody give common tips to place google layer and WMS layer in one map. May be there are some tricks, common mistakes related to projections an so on. In the wmsUrl variable, you are missing the ‘http://’, that may help. Pink tiles generally mean that the data source was not found, so this is where you should look for the problem. Try checking the wms URL you are supplying in a wms viewer (e.g. ArcGIS Explorer ). 2)A WMS layer can have any projection, it depends solely on the projection in which it was published. Information about a specific WMS’s projection should be found in metadata. 3)If the two layers have the same projection, you do not need to do anything. If you want to use two layers in different projections in one map, one of the layers must be reprojected. In pure OpenLayers, this is done by specifying the projection parameter for each layer and then specifying the displayProjection parameter for the map. The layers will automatically be reprojected. However, reprojection takes some time and it increases the load time VERY significantly. It is better to avoid reprojection on-the-fly, if possible. You can either reproject the source data of one of the layers and use reprojected data. Of course, this is not possible for a WMS, so you should consider using a different data source. If you want a background map, you can donwload OpenStreetMap data, reproject them to your desired projection, and then use them with the other WMS you want to use. Source.