This is my first map creation attempt in QGIS 2.8.2. I am having trouble in making it look good though with OpenStreetMap (OSM) street map data in particular. I import data via Web>OpenLayers Plugin>OpenStreetMap.

I don't understand why the quality is so low, when it should be looking like that:


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Might be something I have missed but I can't seem to find anything similar online. Any tips?

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The Openstreetmap background looks best if you hit exactly the scales in which the tiles are rendered.

You might look into the TileMapScaleLevels plugin to get those scales by default.


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