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morenoju
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Qlik Sense Maps with Google as Base Map

Hi all,

Normally, the OpenStreetMaps offered as base maps on the Qlik Sense native map are good and with the benefit of not requiring an API key.

However, for the few cases where a customer explicitly requires the use of Google Maps (for the background, the base map tiles), is there any way to tweak the Qlik Sense map to make use of Google?

I'm not looking for a complete integration of Google Maps in Branch, I would like to keep using the native map component.

If not possible, @Patric_Nordstrom maybe you know if having Google Maps as alternative for the base map is something in the roadmap for future versions?

Thanks,

Juan

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Patric_Nordstrom
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Create a background layer and use this as the TMS:  ='http://mt0.google.com/vt/lyrs=m&hl=en&x=${x}&y=${y}&z=${z}&s=Ga '

lyrs=y for hybrid map, lyrs=s for sat map and lyrs=m for road map.


But beware of the Google terms, they don't allow direct tile access...

Thanks,

Patric

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Patric_Nordstrom
Employee
Employee

Create a background layer and use this as the TMS:  ='http://mt0.google.com/vt/lyrs=m&hl=en&x=${x}&y=${y}&z=${z}&s=Ga '

lyrs=y for hybrid map, lyrs=s for sat map and lyrs=m for road map.


But beware of the Google terms, they don't allow direct tile access...

Thanks,

Patric

morenoju
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Partner
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Hi Patric,

Thank you very much for your answer. That background layer works great.

Regarding the Google Terms, what do you mean by direct tile access? I remember they didn't let donwloading bulk Google Map tiles but I think the Qlik map does not do that.

Thanks 

Patric_Nordstrom
Employee
Employee

I'm not a lawyer but the terms (https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/terms) states that it is only allowed to access through the governed JS API. Large customers may be able to negotiate different terms with G.

Thanks,

Patric

morenoju
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Oh ok, I see what you mean. Thanks Patric!