Bug report #18392

Unable to get new XYZ Tiles connections to display maps

Added by Hugh Davie over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Web Services clients/XYZ
Affected QGIS version:3.0.0 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows 10 fully updated Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:invalid
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:26282

Description

I am using QGIS 3.0 desktop on Windows 10 64 bit. Fast broadband connection via a modem.

The supplied XYZ Tile connection OSM does work.

However I cannot get newly created connections to display maps.

I have tried adding new XYZ Tiles connections by right clicking on the XYZ Tiles icon and filling in the Name field and the web address taken from this site:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tile_servers and I have removed the $ placeholder from the string.

To date only one Connections works which is Stamen Toner. The others do not display any maps.
I have also consulted the http://www.thunderforest.com/maps/landscape/ website and obtained an api key from here and used the website address for their maps eg. https://{s}.tile.thunderforest.com/landscape/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?apikey=<insert-your-apikey-here>
but these do not display anything either.

Is the Name field specific syntax or something? I cannot think what else could be wrong with these connections. Even the Wikipedia one does not work.

Selection_327.png (195 KB) Richard Duivenvoorde, 2018-03-08 08:55 PM

History

#1 Updated by Richard Duivenvoorde over 2 years ago

Hi,

In the browser, create a new connection as in screendump:

Some examples worked with me here:

OpenStreetMap: http://a.tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

ArcgisWorldTopo: http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Topo_Map/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}.png

ArcgisWorldImagery: http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Imagery/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}.png

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

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

What is the url of your not working OSM layer?
No proxy or whatsoever?

#2 Updated by Hugh Davie over 2 years ago

Ok Tried all of your links and they worked first time. So had a look at the syntax of the expressions and what I am using is this:

http://*{s}*.tile.thunderforest.com/outdoors/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?apikey=c..................

which does not work but if you specify a particular server:

http://*a*.tile.thunderforest.com/outdoors/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?apikey=c...................

it does work. The second issue I found was that they was a stray blank space at the end of the expression and removing that also repaired some of the connections.

So have altered all the expressions and they now all work except for two:
which are Vector Tiles (see: http://thunderforest.com/docs/vector-maps-api/) so should they be going into the XYZ Tiles section or somewhere else?

https://tile.thunderforest.com/thunderforest.outdoors-v1.json?apikey={apikey}

https://tile.thunderforest.com/thunderforest.transport-v1.json?apikey={apikey}

Thanks for your prompt answer

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 2 years ago

Thanks for your prompt answer

as far as I know QGIS does not support vector tiles servers.

#4 Updated by Richard Duivenvoorde over 2 years ago

Nope, not Vector Tiles yet in QGIS3. But in QGIS 2.18 there is a plugin for that:
http://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/vector_tiles_reader/

You could try that one

#5 Updated by Hugh Davie over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Richard Duivenvoorde wrote:

Nope, not Vector Tiles yet in QGIS3. But in QGIS 2.18 there is a plugin for that:
http://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/vector_tiles_reader/

You could try that one

No it does not seem to work.
Thank you for all your help
:)

#6 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 2 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid

Also available in: Atom PDF