[HOT] Using TMS Within QGIS

noah ahles noah.ahles at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 01:13:07 UTC 2015

Hi Pierre,

Do you know of anyone who does use these TMS layers within QGIS? I am very
interested in making this work. Not sure why my .tsv files are causing an


On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 1:57 PM, noah ahles <noah.ahles at gmail.com> wrote:

> Pierre,
> I have been using the TileLayer Plugin with the same syntax but I keep
> getting this error downloading message:
> [image: Inline image 1]
> It seems to recognize the files I am trying to download but can't access
> them for some reason.
> Syntax:
> Martadi   DigitalGlobe, 2015-05-10
> http://mw1.gstatic.com/crisisresponse/firstlook/2015/firstlook_PO_054370506010_01_2015_05_13_maptiles/{x}_{y}_{z}.png
> Noah
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 12:56 PM, <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:
>> Noah,
>> You need to install the Tilelayer Plugin. From Internet / OpenLayers
>> plugin Menu, this provides a list of available tms layers such as osm.
>> I have not tried adding a custom layer in QGIS, but the TileLayerPlugin
>> github page describes how to specify custom layers.
>> https://github.com/minorua/TileLayerPlugin
>> Example of the syntax recognized by this plugin
>> RoadMap FreeTileMap http://freetilemap.example.com/road/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
>> You would then have to convert the link provided in the Nepal Imagery
>> wiki page for Martadi replacing {zom} by {z}
>> http://mw1.gstatic.com/crisisresponse/firstlook/2015/firstlook_PO_054370506010_01_2015_05_13_maptiles/{x}_{y}_{z}.png
>> <http://mw1.gstatic.com/crisisresponse/firstlook/2015/firstlook_PO_054370506010_01_2015_05_13_maptiles/%7Bx%7D_%7By%7D_%7Bzoom%7D.png>
>> Pierre
>> ------------------------------
>> *De :* noah ahles <noah.ahles at gmail.com>
>> *À :* hot <hot at openstreetmap.org>
>> *Envoyé le :* Jeudi 8 octobre 2015 11h25
>> *Objet :* [HOT] Using TMS Within QGIS
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to figure out how to bring in Tile Mapping Service within QGIS
>> using the TileLayer plugin. I have attached a .tsv file that I am using to
>> try and access the Martadi imagery tiles from this page:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nepal_imagery_hosted_by_Google_Crisis_Response
>> Please let me know if you have any suggestions for how to get this to
>> work. I want to create educational materials (labs) to show how OSM
>> data/imagery can be used to explore world events in great detail and tell a
>> story about how certain data is actually being utilized on the ground. For
>> example, a module may be:
>> a. Using the imagery and available data identify all of the IDP camps in
>> a neighborhood of Kathmandu
>> b. Estimate the population density assuming 3 people per X square meters
>> of tent
>> c. Given some total amount of resources (food, water, medical supplies,
>> clothing etc.), allocate X amount of resources to each IDP camp based on
>> that population density
>> d. Determine how long it will take to get to each camp assuming an
>> average speed of X km/hour while taking into account downed bridges and
>> blocked roads
>> Getting imagery into QGIS is my biggest hurdle so far!
>> Best,
>> Noah
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