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After having installed QGIS 1.8 I am not able to find the OpenLayers Plugin. In "the old days" I know I was supposed to check "add 3rd party repositories", but that button has disappeared. I tried adding the following repositories without luck:

http://pyqgis.org/repo/contributed
..openlayers.org/api/2.12
..github.com/sourcepole/qgis-openlayers-plugin.git
..github.com/nvkelso/qgis-openlayers-plugin.git
..plugins.qgis.org/plugins/plugins.xml
..plugins.QGIS.org/plugins/plugins.xml
..github.com/openlayers/openlayers

I hope someone can help me locate the OpenLayers plugin as I desperately need it.

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I found the Github source https://github.com/sourcepole/qgis-openlayers-plugin. Since the repository address http://build.sourcepole.ch/qgis/plugins.xml listed on the Github page didn't work for me, I went ahead and cloned it. Then un-tar it and simply sudo mv it into the /usr/share/qgis/python/plugins directory. From there just enable it in the qgis "plugins -> manage plugins" dialogue.

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  • Sourcepole's repository seems to be down currently.
    – underdark
    Commented Jul 23, 2012 at 18:03
  • Moving it to /home/your_name/.qgis/python/plugins/ also work.
    – Pablo
    Commented Jul 23, 2012 at 18:34
  • As underdark mentioned, the Sourcepole repository is down at present. It's been up and down for the last couple of days.
    – nhopton
    Commented Jul 23, 2012 at 18:48
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    Hi, 'sudo mv' is a command in Ubuntu (or other Linux OS) that moves a file/directory with administrator permissions. If you're using Windows, just drag/drop the unpacked file into your qgis plugins directory. Or, by this time, the Sourcepole repo may be back up, rendering all this unnecessary.
    – allen
    Commented Jul 24, 2012 at 12:20
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    The repo works again. Installed in Ubuntu 12.04.
    – Radu Maris
    Commented Sep 6, 2012 at 11:35
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I had the same problem with Qgis 1.8,(I'm working on windows 7...) in the Python plugin installer I have add a repository : http://build.sourcepole.ch/qgis/plugins.xml and it's working, i can use know the openLayers plugin.

Thanks to underdark

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"

This should allow you to find and install the OpenLayers plugin

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...was my suggested text to add to the readme in this pull request.

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  • Harry, another issue about use, is that some locale has to already be in focus in the map canvas. A brand new project will often cause the plugin to return an error since it has no extents to work from.
    – Willy
    Commented Oct 20, 2012 at 4:08
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in 1.8 there is a plugin by name plugin installer may be checking it will give you the option of fetch python plugin and you can install it automatically

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Please click Menu Plugins --> Fetch Python Plugins --> Type Openlayers Plugin in Filter row's --> then you will find Openlayers Plugin --> select it --> click Install/Upgrade plugin.

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