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As mentioned in my previous post, all plugins need an update to function in QGIS master – soon to be 2.0. The OpenLayers plugin is one of the most popular plugins but so far has not been updated by the developer. If you miss it, you can get a fixed version from qgis.nl Temporary Fix …

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We are looking forward to a hot geo summer here in Central Europe with both the German FOSSGIS (this year in conjunction with the annual AGIT conference) and the international FOSS4G just a few weeks away. It’s going to be exciting, and I still have a lot of talks (and a keynote) to prep for …

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In my opinion, Stamen’s Toner-lite map is one of the best background maps to use together with colorful overlays. The only downsides of using it in QGIS are that the OpenLayers plugin can not provide the tiles at print resolution and that the projection is limited to Web Mercator. That’s why I’ve started to recreate …

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Stamen’s maps are amongst the most creative and beautiful OpenStreetMap visualizations and it would be great to have them as base maps in QGIS. No problem! Nathaniel Kelso has already done all the work for us and we can download the extended OpenLayers plugin from his Github page. (There is a pull request in place …

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