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 almost 10 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 almost 10 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: