I want to use the GeoRSS from USGS, followed the a) add vector layer b) paste URL: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/feed/v1.0/summary/all_hour.geojson and c) add

But I always get the error: "not a valid source"

I am missing something? W10 enterprise /64bits + QGIS 3.6.0

  • I tried the GeoJSON like in this blog post (webgeodatavore.com/…) and it's not working, neither the dialog method, nor the PyQGIS way. Commented Apr 14, 2019 at 9:33

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It just worked for me (3.6.1) - I went to the add vector dialog selected Protocol and pasted in the URL.

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QGis then claims it hasn't worked as a protocol, would I like to try file and when I said yes it worked fine.

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  • 3.6.1 on W10, it doesn't work. On which OS do you tried ? Commented Apr 14, 2019 at 10:13
  • I'm using Ubuntu 18.04
    – Ian Turton
    Commented Apr 14, 2019 at 10:37
  • I am using Windows 10 Enterprise 64bits Commented Apr 14, 2019 at 15:32
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    I confirm : on Windows 10, it doesn't work, on Ubuntu 18.04, it works on QGIS 3.6.1. For me, it's a QGIS bug on Windows. Commented Apr 15, 2019 at 8:32

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