I've just installed QGIS 3.2.2 and after installation, tried to use the Plug in Manager to install the OpenLayers plugin. But it's not in the list to install.

Any ideas?


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The OpenLayers Plugin is deprecated.

It is recommended to use QuickMapServices or QGIS core functionality instead of OpenLayers Plugin because the latter has many issues. One very famous issue is the projection.

enter image description here If you still want to use the OpenLayers Plugin

You need to check Show also experimental plugin from the Plugin manager -> Settings because OpenLayers Plugin is listed under experimental plugins.

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  • The QuickMapServices plugin doesn't have Google Maps.
    – Donny V.
    Commented Dec 26, 2018 at 15:13
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    @DonnyV. Use Search QMS and write Google in the search bar, and your will get Google Maps.
    – ahmadhanb
    Commented Dec 27, 2018 at 0:59

I am using QGIS 3.10. On the menu bar click on View---> Panels ---> Browser.

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Select the Browser tab then select the layer you want from the XYZ Tiles:

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If you wish to add tiles from other providers, just right click on the XYZ Tile folder and choose "New Connection".

Below are some connections I have taken from this page: (https://geogeek.xyz/how-to-add-google-maps-layers-in-qgis-3.html)

Google Maps: https://mt1.google.com/vt/lyrs=r&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}

Google Satellite: http://www.google.cn/maps/vt?lyrs=s@189&gl=cn&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}

Google Satellite Hybrid: https://mt1.google.com/vt/lyrs=y&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}

Google Terrain: https://mt1.google.com/vt/lyrs=t&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}

Google Roads: https://mt1.google.com/vt/lyrs=h&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}

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Solution is here https://youtu.be/67ZruLlGdJs Watch the above video and there is a link for Google map satellite and other maps.

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