I've been looking for an alternative to the openlayers plugin as a means of adding imagery basemaps to QGIS.
The plugin is great but there's a bug when exporting basemaps via QGIS map composer that causes vector layers to become offset from the underlying basemap, or vice versa.
I saw mapproxy mentioned as a possible alternative here, leading me to create this config file which nearly works I think, except for one thing: google's static map api wants tile (yx) location in a lat,long format, whereas mapproxy sends requests in a simple tile numbering system: 0,0 0,1 1,1.
I wanted to avoid accessing imagery tiles directly as this is against google's tos.
Is using mapproxy and google static maps / bing static maps feasible? Is there another way to get aerial imagery basemaps into QGIS that will work with map composer?
Being new to web mapping, I suspect I'm barking up the wrong tree so hoped to get some help here =]