I’m writing a stand-alone app using Python and QGIS 2.14.9 (upgrading is not an option). Previous to 2.18, tiled services are not supported directly; you need a plugin like QuickMapServices. I have that installed, and it works within the desktop app.
Now I want to use QuickMapServices from my standalone app. I know how to create a QgsRasterLayer, but how can I create a tiled QuickMapServices layer programmatically?
# Create a normal raster layer layer = QgsRasterLayer(url_with_params, ‘My Layer’, ‘wms’) # But how to create a tiled QMS layer? layer = TiledLayer(?)
I can think of two approaches:
- Include the plugin path in my pythonpath, and somehow instantiate a TiledLayer directly.
- Create a project in the desktop app which includes a QuickMapServices layer, and load that project in my standalone app.
Is there a better way?