I've installed QGIS 3 today. I found the xyz tiles option and have added e.g. google, openstreet, and ESRI Topo. These all work and show the map. Now I'm looking for a topo map, so ESRI topo is a nice starting point. Unfortunately I find it a bit blurry on the font, and the lines a bit to light.

Does someone know working XYZ topo entries? I can find some XYZ tile servers for topo, but they are often not downloading tiles


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    ahh thanks, you corrected my url for it. Mine was wrong. – Edgar Koster Mar 15 '18 at 11:55
  • @Edgar - Most welcome! Hope it provides a clear-enough map :) – Joseph Mar 15 '18 at 11:59
  • Yep. I also made a free thunderforest account. Trying to get that one running now too (works with an API) – Edgar Koster Mar 15 '18 at 12:15
  • @Edgar - The Thunderforest URL would be something like https://{s}.tile.thunderforest.com/landscape/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?apikey=YOUR_API_KEY. Just remove {s}.. – Joseph Mar 15 '18 at 12:26
  • Yep so it is. I hadn't time to post that here back yet. – Edgar Koster Mar 16 '18 at 13:25

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