When I am creating a layer in QGIS the layer position/lines does not stay the same when I zoom in closer than, it seems like 1: 1000. I am adding 2 images to explain the problem. The moment I zoom in closer than 1: 1 000 then the original layer does not display correctly anymore.

Please, can you assist in this matter?

Boundary1 Boundary2

  • Are you using the OpenLayers plugin? – mgri Mar 21 '17 at 17:57
  • Yes I am using OpenLayers plugin – SanMari Woithe Mar 22 '17 at 18:45
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    OpenLayers plugin has many issues. Try Quick Map Services plugin instead, it generally gives better results. – mgri Mar 22 '17 at 21:48
  • Thank you I loaded QuickMapServices, but can't find anything similar to the Google Satellite background I need. The Landsat (GIS Lab-info) option failed to download. I tried the other options, but the background I need. I am looking for something similar to Google Earth as a background. Is there another option in QuickMap I dont see? – SanMari Woithe Mar 23 '17 at 8:10
  • It does solve my initial scale problem thank you. I loaded the OSM standard background and it does work. Another option that does not want to download is the MApQuest_Arial option. This might be similar to google earth/satellite – SanMari Woithe Mar 23 '17 at 8:14

OpenLayers plugin has many issues. Instead, try the Quick Map Services plugin because it generally gives better results.

You may download it from the Plugins repository:

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Then, you will find it under the Web Menu:

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or directly on the QGIS Main Page:

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If the default services are not enough for you, you may unlock many other services from Web > QuickMapServices > Settings > More Services:

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Once you have done this, you will have access to many services like, for example, Google Satellite:

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and you will obtain the desired result:

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