[Qgis-developer] QGIS TMS provider?

Etienne Tourigny etourigny.dev at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 09:12:39 PDT 2014

There is already a simple TMS driver in GDAL [1], it would be easiest to
make a wrapper/plugin that uses this wms mini-driver instead of writing
from scratch, as was done for the following plugins.

If you are talking about my "Load TMS layer" plugin [2] that I discussed a
few weeks ago, I have not released it because some TMS services cannot be
used legally, so it is not as useful as I thought initially.

There is also the TileMapScaleLevels plugin [3] which was not approved for
similar reasons, but it seems that the offending code has been removed from
the github repos.

Perhaps you could check both out and give your feedback.


[1] http://www.gdal.org/frmt_wms.html
[2] https://github.com/etiennesky/loadtmslayer
[3] https://github.com/datalyze-solutions/TileMapScaleLevels

On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 10:14 AM, Alexander Bruy <alexander.bruy at gmail.com>

> 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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