Use Jawg in QGIS

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Integrating Jawg in QGIS with WMTS

Getting started

The following tutorial has been done on the latest version of QGIS. The process is however the same for older versions. Thanks to these instructions, you could use a WMTS file to use your different map layers in QGIS.

Retrieve data

The WMTS endpoint provided by Jawg is very simple :

You just need to replace YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN by your real access token that you can find in your account and YOUR_STYLE_ID by your style ID. You can find your style id in Leaflet section:



Step 1

To import your WMTS file in QGIS click on the Layer menu then Add WMS/WMTS Layer…

*Tip: You can also use the shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + W*


Step 2

In the new opened window, select the Layers tab then click on New to import a new WMTS file in QGIS.


Step 3

A new window opens with settings to configure:

  • Name: Name of the layer you will create. We will use Jawg for our example, but you are free to choose what ever you want.
  • URL: Link to the WMTS file to import, can be a HTTP link or a local link like in our example file:///tmp/wmts.xml

On a Windows system

The local path will be like file://C:/chemin_du_fichier/wmts.xml for the file wmts.xml.

On a Linux system

The local path will be like file:///chemin_du_fichier/wmts.xml for the file wmts.xml

Other settings are left empty in our case.


Step 4

Once your layer is added, back in the previous window, just click on Connect or press O on your keyboard.


Step 5

You will then be redirected to the Tilesets tab automatically. If everything went well, you will have a list of all your layers. To add a layer to QGIS, click on an element of the list then click on Add. Repeat the operation as many times as necessary then click the Close button.


Step 6

QGIS now displays one of your previously selected layers.


Sometimes, QGIS doesn’t display the list of available layers you can change on the fly. To show the panel, you simply need to activate it.

Activate layers panel

Click on the View tab on top of the QGIS window, then select Layers in the Panels section to activate the display of the navigation panel.


And take a look at the result!


We hope that this tutorial was very helpful!