Vector tile basemaps for your QGIS project
2021-09-30, 15:00–15:30, Salta

QGIS added support for the native loading of vector tiles from QGIS 3.14. The easiest way to load them is via MapTiler plugin. The plugin allows anybody to easily load map data of the entire planet (from OpenStreetMap project), with details down to the street level from Cloud or any other URL. Plugin is an open-source project with code available at GitHub repository and open to any contribution from developers and users.

The plugin offers maps of the entire world in vector or raster tiles, but can also open maps from any other URL. You can load high-resolution aerial imagery, hillshading and contour lines for outdoor maps or official government open data from various countries.

A ready-to-use list of beautiful map styles is available to QGIS users. Those who prefer customized maps can make their own map design in a few clicks using the Customize tool. Users can set their own colors, fonts, or choose the language of map labels.

Use the power of QGIS and reproject, rotate and export vector tiles to various formats (including PDF, SVG or DWG) or use Print Composer to create beautiful high-detailed maps to fit your needs.

Authors and Affiliations

Adam Laza (1)

(1) MapTiler, Switzerland

Requirements for the Attendees

QGIS 3.14 and higher installed
Basic skill with QGIS
Web browser
Text editor





Data visualization: spatial analysis, manipulation and visualization


2 - Basic. General basic knowledge is required.

Language of the Presentation


Open-source enthusiast. Always keen on learning new technologies but I believe there is no problem you couldn’t fix with Python, PostGIS and enough duct tape.