I want to do a really simple thing: add OpenLayers/Google Maps basemap as WMS layers. I found this answer: How to add Basemaps from Google or Bing in QGIS?

I installed the OpenLayers plugin, restarted QGIS, but under "Plugins" dropdown there is no OpenLayers plugin. Is it a bug? Or I need to do also some other things to add plugin? Or where else I can find this plugin settings?

Probably my question is: how to add world basemap layer to QGIS?


In QGIS 2.4, the OpenLayers Plugin has been moved to the Web menu instead of the Plugins pull-down menu.

But if you've just upgraded from an earlier version of QGIS, be sure to upgrade OpenLayers Plugin as well.

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You should be able to find the plugin in this path, else restart QGIS and reinstall plugin.


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  • That was true up to QGIS 2.2 – AndreJ Sep 15 '14 at 7:27

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