I've some problems with using a PostGIS layer within QGIS. First of all, I had this same problem on both QGIS 2.4.0 and 2.6.1 I cannot display the Google Maps layer AND my PostGIS layer together. First of all, my PostGIS layer has the same SRID of GoogleMaps (i.e. 3857). I checked it with

SELECT Find_SRID('public', 'l001', 'the_geom')

then I read here and in other blogs that it can be a proxy problem so I checked the "Use a Proxy for web access

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but when I do this and try to load again the Google Maps layer, I get the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:/Users/pgcom120/.qgis2/python/plugins\openlayers_plugin\weblayers\weblayer.py", line 97, in addLayer self._addLayerCallback(self) File "C:/Users/pgcom120/.qgis2/python/plugins\openlayers_plugin\openlayers_plugin.py", line 130, in addLayer layer = OpenlayersLayer(self.iface, self._olLayerTypeRegistry) File "C:/Users/pgcom120/.qgis2/python/plugins\openlayers_plugin\openlayers_layer.py", line 330, in init self.olWebPage = OLWebPage(self) File "C:/Users/pgcom120/.qgis2/python/plugins\openlayers_plugin\openlayers_layer.py", line 48, in init proxy = getProxy() File "C:/Users/pgcom120/.qgis2/python/plugins\openlayers_plugin\tools_network.py", line 42, in getProxy proxy.setPort(settings.value("/proxyPort", 10, type=int)) TypeError: unable to convert a QVariant of type 10 to a QMetaType of type 2 Versione Python: 2.7.5 (default, May 15 2013, 22:44:16) [MSC v.1500 64 bit (AMD64)] Versione di QGIS: 2.4.0-Chugiak Chugiak, 8fdd08a Percorso Python: ['C:/PROGRA~1/QGISCH~1/apps/qgis/./python/plugins\processing', 'C:/PROGRA~1/QGISCH~1/apps/qgis/./python', u'C:/Users/pgcom120/.qgis2/python', u'C:/Users/pgcom120/.qgis2/python/plugins', 'C:/PROGRA~1/QGISCH~1/apps/qgis/./python/plugins', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\bin\python27.zip', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\DLLs', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib\plat-win', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib\lib-tk', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\bin', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib\site-packages', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib\site-packages\PIL', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib\site-packages\jinja2-2.7.2-py2.7.egg', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib\site-packages\markupsafe-0.23-py2.7-win-amd64.egg', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib\site-packages\pytz-2012j-py2.7.egg', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib\site-packages\win32', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib\site-packages\win32\lib', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib\site-packages\Pythonwin', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib\site-packages\Shapely-1.2.18-py2.7-win-amd64.egg', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib\site-packages\six-1.3.0-py2.7.egg', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib\site-packages\wx-2.8-msw-unicode', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib\site-packages\xlrd-0.9.2-py2.7.egg', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\Python27\lib\site-packages\xlwt-0.7.5-py2.7.egg', 'C:/Users/pgcom120/.qgis2/python/plugins\DataDrivenInputMask', 'C:\Users\pgcom120\.qgis2\python\plugins\mmqgis/forms', 'C:\Users\pgcom120\.qgis2\python\plugins\QuickMultiAttributeEdit/forms', 'C:\PROGRA~1\QGISCH~1\apps\qgis\python\plugins\fTools\tools', 'C:/ProgettoQGIS2015']

I've also downloaded the Openlayers_plugin and put it in


but still nothing has changed. The less worse result I obtained till now is this:

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where I didn't flag the proxy option.

  • 1
    your data falls near the 0,0 coordinates of mercator. I suggest that you try to change the SRID of your postgis data to 4326
    – radouxju
    Apr 13, 2015 at 16:06

2 Answers 2


Judging from the location of your point, I'm willing to bet that your data is in EPSG:4326 rather than EPSG:3857.

Confusing latitude/longitude values with web Mercator X/Y values usually results in a point near the Equator/Prime Meridian intersection.

  • yes indeed! Thank you @Mintx!! last night I realized that my Lat and Long (which were derived from google) were given according to the SRID 4326...now I'm try to using the ST_Transform command, but I always bump into this mistake: ERRORE: Geometry SRID (3857) does not match column SRID (4326) the query I'm using is ALTER TABLE "GeoLocalita" ALTER COLUMN "the_geom" TYPE geometry(Point,4326) USING ST_Transform("the_geom",3857) what I'm doing wrong now?? Apr 14, 2015 at 7:30

Try setting project CRS first to EPSG:3857 with On-The-fly-reprojectionenabled, then add a layer from the openlayers plugin, then add your postgis datasource.

If that does not work, please add the extent of the postgis layer, as reported by rightclick, Properties, metadata tab.

  • I followed your suggestion by still get that single point. I guess this is the info your where asking for: dbname='pg_2' host=localhost port=5433 user='postgres' sslmode=disable key='ID' srid=3857 type=POINT table="public"."GeoLocalita" (the_geom) sql= Apr 13, 2015 at 14:48
  • The extent is further down in the properties box.
    – AndreJ
    Apr 13, 2015 at 17:09

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