Add Google Maps, Google Hybrid and OpenStreet Map to QGIS

QGIS is an open source geographical information system software that is more comonly being used to manage GIS data. When doing data analysis in QGIS you often need to see available map data such as base layers. This tutorial will show you how to load google maps, hybrid view and openstreet maps for viewing and creating data layers. Follow the steps to load Google Maps, Hybrid and OpenStreet Map views on QGIS. 

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Open QGIS.

In browser panel left click XYZ Tiles.

Select New Connection.

The XYZ Connection Screen will appear.

Open XYZ Tiles in QGIS
Open XYZ Tiles in QGIS

Add the following snippet of code to the URL section to load the different map views.

OpenStreetMap

http://tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

Google Hybrid

https://mt1.google.com/vt/lyrs=y&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}

Google Satellite

https://mt1.google.com/vt/lyrs=s&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}
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