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I've come across a useful method for adding Google layers as a raster in QGIS: High resolution, printable alternative to OpenLayers plugin for QGIS?

Does anyone know what the serverUrl is for the google streetview coverage map? I've found this url but I can't get it to work in the XML:

https://mts1.googleapis.com/vt?hl=en-US&lyrs=svv|cb_client:apiv3&style=40,18&x=9&y=15&z=5

  • Keep in mind that Google TOL does not allow to access their imagery other than through their web pages. – AndreJ Jun 23 '16 at 15:23
  • Thank you @AndreJ. We'll be using Google's trekker kit to survey and photograph areas that are not currently on Google StreetView. So the data will very much be used in a 'partnership' with Google. – Shaun Jun 24 '16 at 13:25
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You can install the TileLayer plugin for QGIS, and add a line in the tiles.tsv file build from your example URL like this:

 Googlesv   Googlesv    https://mts1.googleapis.com/vt?hl=en-US&lyrs=svv|cb_client:apiv3&style=40,18&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}  1   0   20  -180    -85.0   180.0   85.0

Note that the file has to be TAB delimited. I get this result:

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