[Qgis-developer] QGIS TMS provider?

Alexander Bruy alexander.bruy at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 06:14:41 PDT 2014

Hi all,

TMS (Tile Map Service) is an easy way to work with different tiled
maps. It can be used to access local or remote maps. We already have
great OpenLayers plugin
that provides access to some popular maps like Google or OSM. There is also
"Load TMS Layer" plugin that allows to load some TMS maps in QGIS.

But both this plugins are limited only to predefined servers/maps,
users can't add
new services without some handwork. For OpenLayers plugin it is necessary to
create corresponding HTML/CSS files, for Load TMS Layer — write service
definition in XML format.

Does it makes sense to develop TMS provider for QGIS (native or GDAL-based) to
allow users create connections to different services and/or local tilesets?
Comments and opinions are welcome.

Alexander Bruy

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