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Using QGIS 2.12, I successfully add basemaps via Web > OpenLayers plugin.

However, if I save the project (EPSG:3857) and later reopen it, the OpenLayers basemap will not display. As a workaround, if I delete the "blank" basemap from the table of contents and then add it again via Web > OpenLayers, the basemap will display correctly. However, this must be redone every time I reopen the project.

This problem is not a show-stopper, but it is aggravating. Has anyone else experienced this oddity?

  • Do you have to remove and re-add the basemap or is it sufficient to pan the map slightly? For me this works. – bennos Nov 16 '15 at 8:37
  • You are correct; panning or zooming will help. However, please see the answer below from romainbh. The QMS plugin is a big improvement over the OpenLayers plugin. – Stu Smith Nov 16 '15 at 21:27
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Instead of OpenLayers, you ca use QuickMapServices. All maps added in a project remain when the project is reopened, and QMS is more stable as OL.

  • Thanks, but your suggestion doesn't work for me because QMS does not offer Google or Bing basemaps. I probably should have mentioned Google and Bing in my original post. – Stu Smith Nov 16 '15 at 8:11
  • Quick Map Services supports Bing and Google if you go to settings --> Contributed Services --> get contribution pack – Thomas B Nov 16 '15 at 8:53
  • Fantastic! QMS is great. Additionally, image tiles load more reliably (fewer missed tiles on refresh) and you're not stuck with just EPSG:3857 as a coordinate reference system. Thanks! – Stu Smith Nov 16 '15 at 21:26

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