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I'm having trouble with the OpenLayers Plugin exporting a map to a png or pdf file:

The output resolution of the exported osm-layer is very, very poor. Zooming to 100% in the png file shows big pixels. The rest of the map - so the output from shapes and fonts - is in the usual high resolution e.g. 300 or 600 dpi.

Is there any way to improve the osm-background-resolution?

Best regards desputin

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please add qgis and plugin version information – underdark Nov 27 '12 at 9:40
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Short Answer: No, not yet.

OSM tiles come as bitmaps. You might use tiles of a higher zoom level, but lables will appear smaller, and details become more tiny.

A solution might be to request a SVG export from the original website, georeference it and insert it into your Qgis canvas.

Or render your own tiles, with an inceased labelling size.

This page gives some hints:

But this is not part of the Openlayers plugin.

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Ok, thank you than I'll wait :) Georeferncing it myself is a terrible thing for me. I'm not very good at it and it never fits perfectly in the end... The only thing I would do was if it would be possible to export already geo-referenced Geo-Tiff-Files from OSM... But I don't know if that is possible or if there is a service available that can do it. – desputin Nov 27 '12 at 11:19
The only solution I know is a little Windows program named taho.exe: It can stitch tiles together and add a worldfile for EPSG:3395. – AndreJ Nov 27 '12 at 11:44
have you tried to export the osm via maperitive, which of course can create a word-file to? url: or use the openstreetmap plugin (vers. 0.5 at the moment) the openstreetmap plugin gives you a vector layer versu to the openlayersplugin – Kurt Nov 27 '12 at 15:21

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