Feature request #9098
Offer a global OSM TMS as default map services
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More and more novice users join GIS even due to open data (encouraged citizens...datajournalists) and QGIS is one of the few open solutions to view and analyse geodata. A very first bad impression is, that they need to find a provider for a background-layer, to get a global orientation of their data and to check if it's projection is ok.
Thus, I recommend to add a list of global TMS/WMTS to QGIS to improve user experience. This might need further discussions on the server policies before you add a server to the list http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/TMS So people don't have to understand about all kind of protocols, find a service that suites also for their area etc.
#2 Updated by Noone Noone over 7 years ago
Basically yes. But IMHO we need to focus esp. beginners to GIS that just want to work with data. The consequence would be: it need to be easy and straight forward. (so adding a plugin, choosing a provider, ... seems to be no option).
What would be great is a list of some TMS servers, that can be added using the WMS dialog. Sadly WMTS doesn't seem to be TMS that is even confusing for me as mapper :/
#3 Updated by Otto Dassau over 7 years ago
as a first step we could add some global WMS/WMTS into the documentation and/or the new training manual. It would be great, if you provide some more, that from your point of view are useful? As an example:
Several free OpenStreetMap Layers are available here: