[QGIS-Developer] Print Composer Bug with Scale and Rotation

Nyall Dawson nyall.dawson at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 21:05:10 PDT 2017

On 20 June 2017 at 02:18, C Hamilton <adenaculture at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am finding real inconsistent behavior with the print composer in QGIS
> 2.18.9 on Windows 7. The problem manifest quickly if you start with a
> QuickMapServices base layer such as OSM Standard. In print composer "Add new
> map" and while the map is selected, click on "Item Properties" and try to
> change the "Scale". It doesn't allow you to manually to change it nor does
> "Map rotation" permit any change.
> If however when you first start QGIS and then set the current CRS to 3857
> first and then add the QuickMapServers base layer then you can changed the
> "Scale" however "Map rotation" still does not work correctly.
> I have also tried WMS services and sometimes it works and sometimes it
> doesn't.
> Should I add this to the QGIS issue tracker?

No - it's a plugin specific bug, so should be filed with the plugin.

However, I'd strongly suggest using the native XYZ tile provider which
is present in QGIS 2.18 (see
It has full support for rotation in canvas and composer maps (neither
QuickMapServices nor OpenLayers plugin support this). It's also much
more responsive when navigating maps.


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