Im trying to import geojson, I add data, select protocol and use the uri https://d2ad6b4ur7yvpq.cloudfront.net/naturalearth-3.3.0/ne_50m_admin_0_countries.geojson QGIS says "Invalid Data Source: https://d2ad6b4ur7yvpq.cloudfront.net/naturalearth-3.3.0/ne_50m_admin_0_countries.geojson is not a valid or recognized data source"

I've followed the tutorial here http://webgeodatavore.com/add-geojson-content-in-qgis-short-recipes.html but I cant get the data to come in, any ideas? I'm using QGIS version 2.18.13

  • I have the same issue--Log Messages says: "Data source is invalid (SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate)" And it looks like this issue (which was closed as invalid): issues.qgis.org/issues/16709 Oct 23, 2017 at 20:13
  • Do you have an error on the OGR tab? i.imgur.com/oqq3vhL.png Oct 23, 2017 at 20:19
  • I couldn't get it to load. I even tried ignore all cert errors, and tried several ssl protocol configurations with no luck. i.imgur.com/021nDsD.png Oct 23, 2017 at 20:38
  • What is your OS? Oct 23, 2017 at 20:38
  • Windows 7 ..... Oct 23, 2017 at 21:14

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Use the option Layer > Add Layer > Add Vector Layer

Then paste the URL into the Dataset box

It should render fine in WGS84 / EPGS:4326

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  • I have done that exactly, also tried changing to protocol and utf-8, this is what I explain in my question, but I get the red error warning at the top of the screen. I'm using WGS84 EPSG:4326. Oct 23, 2017 at 20:15
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    I got this to work without changing anything... weird! Can you save the file to your local drive and add it from there? Oct 23, 2017 at 20:58
  • Downloading, and it works, I'd rather link to the repository geojson rather than having to have a local version. As above this is on windows 7, I will try on win 10 at work tomorrow. Oct 23, 2017 at 21:16
  • I think this is an issue with QGIS SSL certs on windows. Chrome is reporting the cert as valid ("Symantec Class 3 Secure Server CA - G4"). And QGIS ubuntu can load the same url with no issue. btw, thanks @DPSSpatial for the gis.stackexchange.com/a/137079/31 answer...i was a bit behind and it isn't exactly intuitive as to how to raise qgis to a newer version. Oct 23, 2017 at 23:58
  • Also, i did try an http link: cib.link/places.geojson and that loads into QGIS on windows successfully. Oct 23, 2017 at 23:59

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