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Maps in QGIS

Basemaps in QGIS from MapTiler Cloud. Add customized OpenStreetMap, terrain, and satellite layers with a few clicks.

QGIS with MapTiler maps

Ready to use base maps for QGIS

Select from beautiful street and satellite maps of the entire world

How to install the plugin

The plugin is available directly from the “Official” QGIS Plugin repository. Installation can be done in a few easy steps.

The source code of the plugin and issue tracking is available from the GitHub repository.

  1. Open QGIS
  2. Click on menu “Plugins” -> “Manage and Install Plugins...”
  3. Search for “maptiler”
  4. Click on “Install Plugin”
  5. Restart QGIS after installation

OpenStreetMap basemap in QGIS

Vector basemaps are made of curated OpenStreetMap and other open data.

Together, they create a unique base map with great details worldwide.

About the basemap
QGIS maps powered by OpenStreetMap

Print OpenStreetMap as vector maps

Add OpenStreetMap as vector tiles to your QGIS project. Export maps as SVG or PDF with the Print Composer for sharp printing.

map printed using the MapTier QGIS plugin

Beautiful cloud-free satellite and high-resolution aerial imagery

Use our cloud-free satellite imagery as a stunning background to your data.

Zoom in into high-resolution aerial imagery in Europe, the USA, and Japan.

Browse satellite map
QGIS with detailed satellite map of the entire world

Custom maps for QGIS

Maps from the plugin come from the MapTiler Cloud platform.

Customize the look & feel of maps, add your own data, and host on our reliable infrastructure.

Read more about Customize tool
Tool for map designers to create customized maps usable in QGIS

Work with global terrain data

Add terrain data for anywhere in the world to QGIS. Use the terrain for:

  • hillshading
  • hypsometry
  • analytical applications
  • 3D terrain modelling
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Support for TileJSON and GL Style JSON

Use the plugin to load any map defined with Mapbox GL Style specification - from a URL you provide.

Add more raster external sources with a link to TileJSON. It is also possible to open maps.

json code usable in QGIS