Having some troubles opening Google Maps Physical layer in QGIS using OpenLayers. I cannot seem to have the layer load below a scale of 1:29,802.

Is this normal?

My projection is set to 3857 and my QGIS version is 2.18.9.

  • Which part of the world are you looking at? – AndreJ Jun 15 '17 at 5:45
  • I am looking at Canberra, ACT, Australia. Particularly the suburb of 'Hall'. I can load the physical map at very small scales in Google Maps, but I can't seem to do the same in QGIS. – user99155 Jun 16 '17 at 0:51

The OpenLayers plugin has many caveats.

Try the QuickMapServices plugin instead. You will find the Google Physical Layer named Google Terrain.

If you use the plugin for the first time, you have to run Web -> QuickMapServices -> Settings, More services tab, Get contributed pack button to get the full list of providers.

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