OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Bing Maps layers and more basemaps for qgis

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Can the new Mapbox Vector Tiles be used as a QGIS basemap?

With the implementation of the mapbox vector tiles begs the question of how these could be used as a basemap in a QGIS printed map (assuming anyone cares about printed maps anymore!). To use OSM data ...
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Why do OpenLayers plugin layers appear shifted in QGIS print composer?

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 ...
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OpenLayers Plugin Error: latitude or longitude exceeded limits

I'm aware the 'traceback' OpenLayers plugin error has been dealt with before, so apologies for raising the issue once again. Unfortunately for me, the solutions posted were way over my head, e.g. ...
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Where is the OpenLayers plugin in QGIS 2.6?

I have jsut installed QGIS 2.6 and have installed the open layers plugin. It lists the open layers plugin in the installed tab, however, I can't add an open layer to my project as it does not give the ...
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Python error with open layers plugin QGIS 2

I've been using QGIS for a while but since using QGIS 2 the OpenLayers plugin doesn't work for me on my home pc. (However, I have installed the same version at my workplace with success.) I have ...
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High resolution, printable alternative to OpenLayers plugin for QGIS?

Are there any alternatives to OpenLayers plugin to have Google / Bing maps for QGIS projects? I need an high quality cartography (both aerial and street view) but OpenLayer plugin do not allow to ...
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How to get correct area calculation using Google Mercator?

i use QGIS with openlayers-plugin and i´ve loaded google satellite as a layer. what i want to do is making a shape-layer (polygon) with the goal to get the area values of the polygons. i´ve activated ...
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How to Digitize Free Satellite Imagery in QGIS - Alignment issues with Openlayers Plugin

I am trying to digitize OpenLayers data (such as Google satellite imagery) with no success. Whenever I try to move or zoom the canvas the vector layer I digitized loses the position relative to the ...
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Open layer plugin in Qgis 2.6.1 crashes and errors with zoom

I have a major problem with the open layers plugin. The maps of the plugin won't zoom to the right scale, or they just simply crash. I never had these problems in the old Qgis versions. This way, I ...
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How do I clip OSM basemap with a polygon?

I've created a map in qgis 2.0. The map uses the OpenLayers plug-in to add the OSM layer as a basemap. I would like to restrict the basemap to be visible only inside a given polygon defined in a ...
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Cannot see OpenLayers under Plugin in QGIS?

Although I have installed the OpenLayers plugin in QGIS 2.4, I cannot see it in the list when I click on Plugins. Does anyone else have this issue?
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how to load the QGIS openlayers_plugin in standalone python script (not the QGIS embedded python console)

if I try to load the openlayers plugin in a standalone application it always fails with False, although paths are set, and plugin shows available. (tested on Ubuntu 14.04, QGIS 2.4, python-2.7) #!/...
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Misplaced Google Maps with OpenLayers plugin in QGIS?

I was using Google Maps with OpenLayers plugin in QGIS with my vector layer with projection EPSG:4326 with google map projection EPSG:3857 and "on the fly" transformation enabled. It was matching ...
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How do I make the scalebar accurate when I am working with a google satellite image in QGIS?

I start a project in QGIS. I set the CRS to anything (in this case I use EPSG=26918 a NAD83 datum). I also enable on the fly projection. Then I import a vector. In this case a kml, which I believe is ...
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Why are all tiles white when using the OpenLayers plugin?

I installed the OpenLayers-Plugin and set the CRS to EPSG:3857. When I go to Web / OpenLayers plugin I get the menu with the various maps, but whatever map I choose, all the tiles are white. The ...
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Why are the Google basemaps no longer appearing in QGIS?

I had done a few projects using Google Physical/Streets as basemaps but now when I re-open those projects all layers appear except for the google basemap (other layers include .kml). I had ...
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Is there a way to clip the Google Satellite Layer from open layers plugin?

I have imported the Google satellite imagery though open layers plugin. I would like to clip it to a polygon shapefile of New York State. Is it possible to do this? I tired the GDAL Tools and it wont ...
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Why does Google satellite layer change the project CRS?

I have a project and a topomap in WGS84 (EPSG4326). On the fly CRS transformation is activated. I open Google satellite layer from the OpenLayers plugin. The Google layer is WGS84 / Pseudo Mercator (...
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USA County level, detailed OpenStreetMap basemap in tiff?

Is there any way to get detailed (close zoom) OSM tiffs at the county level in the USA? I would like to use them as basemaps for a class I am teaching in GIS, using QGIS. I know about (and love) the ...
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Programatically use Openlayers plugin layer in Print Composer

I created some PyQGIS functions to set up a print composer, modify the layout (adding maps, legend, title...) and print the result as an image file. This works fine with one or several vector layers - ...
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I am looking for an alternative solution to openlayers for satellite imagery in QGIS? [closed]

Does anyone have any other suggestions for sources of satellite imagery on QGIS? Openlayers is becoming extremely temperamental in QGIS 2.6 (Google imagery not bothering to work anymore, Can't zoom in ...
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How to install open layers plugin on QGIS 2.4? [duplicate]

I am a new user of QGIS, and I just downloaded the version 2.4 on Windows 7/32 bits. And I seem to encounter several problems: I cannot install openlayers plugin In the "Plugins" tab under "Manage ...
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Does a Google Earth Pro licence allow you to export geo-referenced satellite images for use in other GIS software?

I'm considering purchasing Google Earth Pro so that I can use satellite images in commercial reports. I wasted my trial period however, and I don't know whether I can export geo-referenced images ...
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Why does On-the-fly reprojection not line up Google layers in UTM?

My UTM shapefile lines up with Google layers if the project CRS is set to WGS84 mercator projection (including default 3857 and Google). But if I set the project CRS to UTM Zone11, they are slightly ...
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OSM data appear in very low quality in QGIS

this is my first map creation attempt in QGIS 2.8.2. I am having troubles in making it look good though with OSM street map data in particular. I import data via the Web>Open Layers Plugin>...
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QGIS OpenLayers 3 Google Maps not zooming

Google Satellite will not zoom. Although the scale changes as I zoom, as the map is re-rendered, it zooms out to its maximum extent every time. This first happened in the latter part of November ...
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How to match google openlayer and shapefile data?

i've installed openlayers plugin and opened google satellite layer in qgis. for a point in beijing china. it's show 12961957,4852605 coordinate in blew status bar. and it should be 116.33710,39....
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Problem with distance in QGIS

I start a new project with base on OpenLayers plugin but if I check the distance on QGIS with distance tool (I choose a straight road) I view 5.466m on QGIS and 4.300m on google (by walking). How is ...
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Drawing isochrones on map?

I am a fourth year graduation student of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. I am currently working on my final thesis for which I am doing research on the Amsterdam Airport catchment area. ...
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OpenLayers plugin OverflowError: cannot convert float infinity to integer

OpenLayer plugin in QGIS 2.4 is not working properly when not loaded in first place. If I add an OSM map with the plugin immediately when opening QGIS, all goes well. But when I call the plugin ...
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How to increase label size of OpenLayers plugin basemap layers?

For QGIS 2.2.0-Valmiera, how does one increase the label size of OpenStreetMap layer or any other basemap layer? Presently the labels are way too small to read. For example, I find that for the same ...
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How to get the length of each line segment in a line shape file in QGIS

Iam new to QGIS. I drew a line depicting a small length of road. But I drew it in segments and then atlast right clicked at the end point and gave id=1. I extratced the nodes, their geometry. But what ...
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In QGis, why do parts of the OpenLayers layer export in a different scale and position?

I have a problem printing with google satellite maps in QGIS. In the composer it's all right, but in the pdf file some portions of the image are in a different scale and in a different position. An ...
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How to measure correct distances in a project with OpenLayers background?

I have 3 lat/long points as follows: A = {35.257246,139.721256} B = {35.256541,139.721491} C = {35.256326,139.7203271} 1) Measurement result by Movable Type Scripts: By using the distance ...
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Google Maps OpenLayer plugin not zooming in or panning

So recently I've noticed that the OpenLayer plugin for Google Maps (Google satellite, physical etc) is not allowing me to zoom into the specific area I require. Everytime I try and zoom it pans back ...
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How to fetch openlayers layers from pyqgis? [duplicate]

My objective is to fetch maps provided by openLayers, as in openLayers_plugin, from a stand alone python script. I would like to get it superposed to my shp file. As can be read on http://www.qgis....
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Adding styled OpenLayers Google map in QGIS

I came across a great tutorial about how to add a styled Google map layer to the QGIS OpenLayers plugin (http://gistncase.blogspot.com/2014/02/how-to-add-google-maps-styled-layer-in.html). However, ...
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All layers disappear after using OpenLayers

Not trying to do anything complicated here... I have a .csv with date/time and lat/long data. When I load it into QGis as a delimited text layer, everything appears fine at first: But, when I try ...
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Why does QGIS hang when I try to create a vector grid?

I am working in open layers plugin.i need to project the satellite data with respect to vector data shape file i am having .for that Andre Joost suggested to create vector grid with vector data ...
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OpenLayers plugin and QGIS 1.9: Error after install

After I install the OpenLayer Plugin (1.0.0) on my QGIS 1.9 this error appears: Konnte Erweiterung openlayers_plugin nicht laden wegen eines Fehler beim Aufruf seiner initGui()-Methode Traceback (...
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OpenLayer Google Satellite plugin datum error

I import NAD83 latitude/longitude data (EPSG 4269), and the coordinate values displayed are correct. I enable on-the-fly (OTF), then import Google Satellite data, which is automatically WGS84 Pseudo ...
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kml does not overlay correctly in QGIS

In QGIS, when I insert a kml contour that was created in Google Earth, it appears misaligned in respect to all the other layers. Note in this image how the red contour is moved upwards with respect ...
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How to improve OSM layer resolution in OpenLayers plugin while exporting?

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 ...
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set scale level of background map (QGIS)

is there a way to set the scale of the background map in QGIS? Im importing a backgroundmap from MapQuest via the open layer plugin. I'm creating an overview Map of a whole city, so it is not ...
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Getting village map into correct place on OpenStreetMap raster background?

Can anyone tell me the steps to display my village map (as a tif/tfw pair of files) over an OSM raster layer (from the OpenLayers plugin) in QGIS? Because every time I try my village ends up in the ...
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Geting Bing imagery to fully load in QGIS?

I'm using qgis 2.8 and by using the Open Layers plugin, I can access Bing aerial imagery. When I try to load it about half the tiles are missing. How can I get it to fully load so that my map is ...
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QGIS 2.2 Openlayers Plugin shift between shapefile and base layer for large format [duplicate]

I am attempting to create a 24x36 map of New York City, and overlay it with a shapefile from City Planning. I'm using the Openlayers plugin, and I've tried all of the different types of base street ...
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How to know the date when an image has been capturing on Google Hybrid QGIS?

How can I know precisly the date of different Google Hybrid pictures used in my project in QGIS?
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Add Custom Data to OpenLayers Plugin for QGIS

Is there a way to add custom data to the OpenLayers plugin for QGIS? I have tiled data using Map Tiler, which has produced my zoom levels, and an OpenLayers.html. I am hosting it internally on our ...
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QGIS image export changes the map center and scale

I've been trying to export a few map layers using QGIS print composer. First, I loaded the layers and opened the composer using Project -> New Print Composer: Gave it a proper name: Added a ...