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How can i add OSM layer in QGIS?

The help says there is an OSM plugin i can use. But i don't see it the list of plugins. enter image description here

Or maybe there is a WMS URL for OSM i can use?

QGIS version 1.7.0-Wroclaw on Windows 7 64bit

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Fetch Python Plugins – Mapperz Jul 29 '11 at 15:34
up vote 17 down vote accepted

March 2015 update with QGIS 2.8.1 (Wien)

Web>Openlayers plugin

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For Raster images [after fetching python plugins] use the OpenLayers Plugin

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For Vector (editable layers) use the OpenStreetMap Plugin

use Download OSM Data option [OSM server limits large downloads] - zoom into an area of interest first there is some info when using the plugin that the area is ok to download - this will take a minute or so to process.

To edit save as shapefile (load this into QGIS) and toggle editing

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This was created on a Windows 7 (SP1) 64-bit PC with 8GB RAM. Intel i5 3.2Ghz – Mapperz Jul 29 '11 at 20:06
@Rostranimin updated for QGIS 2.8.1 – Mapperz Mar 2 '15 at 17:34

Check out this Q/A link below.

How to get OpenStreetMap as a raster layer in QGIS

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