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I'm having trouble with the OpenLayers Plugin of Qgis and the map composer:

If I create an OSM-background layer and if I want to export this, the OSM-Layer looks perfectly all right in the normal qgis program window. But in the map composer and after export the layer has shifted relatively to my other shape layers (EPSG:32633 - WGS 84 / UTM zone 33N).

The second thing is that the output resolution of the exported osm-layer is very, very poor.

A really bad way of getting around this whole trouble would be to increase the screen resolution and make a screenshot of the map composition window of qgis. But I don't think this would be very professional. It also would cause a lot of pain :)

I'm using Qgis 1.8.0-Lisboa under Linux. The openlayers plugin is version 0.92.

Could anyone here help me with my problem?

Best regards desputin

coastlines shifted

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Desputin, Did you ever find a solution to printing high quality OSM print resolution? –  C_K Apr 18 '13 at 17:10
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Sorry, I can not reproduce the error. Can you try current version of Openlayers plugin (1.0.0), and Qgis master? Print composer has improved a lot after Lisboa.

Also you can try reprojecting your data layer to EPSG 3857. I guess thats your project CRS.

Maybe related to this bug reports:

http://hub.qgis.org/issues/4223

http://hub.qgis.org/issues/5827

http://hub.qgis.org/issues/6653

but seems to appear not in every case.

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Thanks for the answer: Now I have the openlayer plugin and it worked!! How do I get qgis master on debian? Now I have this in te repository: deb qgis.org/debian wheezy main one more question: Can I improve the resolution of the background map? For printing it is very poor... –  desputin Nov 26 '12 at 22:02
    
For the debian installation, you better open a new topic. I can't help you there. For the printing resolution, you can increase the dpi in print composer, but might get a map without background. Or select a larger paper format, and use pdf export or a pdf printer as output. –  Andre Joost Nov 27 '12 at 5:12
    
Hm with the printing resolution you misunderstood me. The map looks fine EXCEPT that the OSM-Resolution is bad. This doesn't seem to improve if I export with a higher resolution. –  desputin Nov 27 '12 at 8:06
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