I have just recently downloaded QGIS version 1.9.90-Alpha, Alpha, 5155176. I then went to install the OpenLayers plugin. That successfully downloaded and installed, or so I thought, but when I went to use it I get an error message.

It says the TypeError is: sip.methoddescriptor object is not callable

Does anyone know what this means or how I can fix it? I am using Python version 2.5.2

This is the error:

An error has occured while executing Python code:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:/Users/czuck/.qgis/python/plugins\openlayers_plugin\openlayers_plugin.py", line 48, in addLayer
  File "C:/Users/czuck/.qgis/python/plugins\openlayers_plugin\openlayers_plugin.py", line 197, in addLayer
TypeError: 'sip.methoddescriptor' object is not callable

Python version: 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Feb 21 2008, 13:11:45) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)]

QGIS version: 1.9.90-Alpha Alpha, 5155176

Python path:

['C:/OSGeo4W/apps/qgis-dev/./python', 'C:/Users/czuck/.qgis/python', 'C:/Users/czuck/.qgis/python/plugins', 'C:/OSGeo4W/apps/qgis-dev/./python/plugins', 'C:\\OSGeo4W\\bin\\python25.zip', 'C:\\OSGeo4W\\apps\\Python25\\DLLs', 'C:\\OSGeo4W\\apps\\Python25\\lib', 'C:\\OSGeo4W\\apps\\Python25\\lib\\plat-win', 'C:\\OSGeo4W\\apps\\Python25\\lib\\lib-tk', 'C:\\OSGeo4W\\apps\\qgis-dev\\bin', 'C:\\OSGeo4W\\apps\\Python25', 'C:\\OSGeo4W\\apps\\Python25\\lib\\site-packages', 'C:\\OSGeo4W\\apps\\qgis-dev\\python\\plugins\\fTools\\tools']

  • Where did you get the open layers plugin from? – Nathan W Aug 19 '13 at 21:25
  • Through the fetch Python plugins within Quantum...I think the repositories are set to sourcepole and QGIS. – CZuck Aug 20 '13 at 12:54

There is an unofficial version of the OpenLayers plug-in (for Master) here:


It works on my system (QGIS Master/Ubuntu 12.04).



I waited for the update to 2.0, and the OpenLayers plugin now works with 2.0! I would suggest to anyone having a similar issue that I had, just upgrade.


I believe that the API for QGIS 2.0 has changed and therefore the plugins that worked for 1.8 will not work in 2.0. I don't know what the status for openlayers is for the QGIS 2.0 release but you can read some of the discussion here.

  • I had found another thread later the next day talking about that, didn't realize it was broken for earlier versions right now! Thanks for letting me know, though! :) – CZuck Aug 27 '13 at 12:38

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