These instructions apply to QGIS 3.10 (A Coruña) and later. This guide describes how to load georeferenced Nearmap imagery in QGIS using Web Map Tile Service (WMTS).

  1. Open QGIS Desktop.

  2. Select Layer > Add Layer > Add WMS/WMTS Layer.



  3. Select New.


  4. In the URL field, enter the WMTS API URL* with your API Key on the end.

    To get an API key, follow the steps outlined in Managing API Keys.

    *The WMTS API URL is as follows:
    For the US: https://us0.nearmap.com/maps/api/wmts/v1/apikey/YOUR_API_KEY
    For Australia: https://au0.nearmap.com/maps/api/wmts/v1/apikey/YOUR_API_KEY

  5. Once you've entered the WMTS URL with your API key at the end, you do not need to authenticate. Your credentials are the API key.
    Press OK.


  6. Press Connect.


  7. You must highlight the layer first, as indicated, then select Add.



Now the world should appear! 

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