In QGIS 2.18.15 while using Google Maps as a basemap anytime I zoom in tighter than 1:1,411 Google Maps stops displaying.

What is limiting Google Maps from displaying when attempting to zoom in tighter?

I've been searching for an answer, but I don't seem to find anything. I've installed QGIS as 32bit and I don't have (never did) the "Tile Map Scale Plugin" installed.

  • are you using openlayer plugin?
    – Fran Raga
    Jan 6, 2018 at 21:09
  • Yes, I'm using openlayer plugin to add the basemap
    – JayT
    Jan 7, 2018 at 1:43
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    Go to https://github.com/sourcepole/qgis-openlayers-plugin/tree/5647d01d95bb70c6b8838e8aae61200afc4f445d/openlayers/weblayers/html and open the google _xxx.html and search maxResolution or numZoomLevels for find the limits
    – Fran Raga
    Jan 8, 2018 at 8:44
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    Try the QuickMapServices plugin. There is native TMS provider support in QGIS 2.18. This is super fast and supports overzoom. Jan 8, 2018 at 19:21
  • I agree, use the QMS plugin for 2.x. If not, use the Tiles Server (XYZ) from the Browser panel. For example to add Google Hybrid, right click Tiles Server (XYZ) and add mt1.google.com/vt/lyrs=y&x={x}&y={y}&z={z} - bonus is you can rotate the imagery in the print composer
    – she_weeds
    Jan 16, 2018 at 11:26


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