Monday, November 26, 2018

How to add a Singapore OneMap tile layer to QGIS

Singapore OneMap provides a wide range of tile maps in difference color schemes that can be used in web map applications (with the proper attribution, of course). For more information about OneMap, visit the website

QGIS has functions to load and display maps from map tile providers such as OneMap. The following shows a few simple steps to connect and add a OneMap original tile layer to the map pane of QGIS.
  1. Start up QGIS.

  2. In the Browser panel, mouse left-click on the Tile Server (XYZ) node. Choose New Connection.

    The New XYZ tile layer dialog box appears.
  3. In the text field, type in the URL of a OneMap tile layer, e.g.{z}/{x}/{y}.png.
  4. Click OK.

    The New XYZ tile layer dialog box appears.
  5. In the text field, type in a meaningful name, e.g. OneMap. Click OK.

    The tile layer is added to the Browser panel.
  6. To display it in the map view, mouse double click on the added layer in the Browser panel.

    The OneMap tile layer is displayed.