Base Light in QGIS

Next gen open source GIS

QGIS Light Base Map tutorial

You can display the swisstopo "Base Light Map" Vector Tiles in QGIS 3.16+ following these steps:

1) Go to layer -> add layer -> vector tiles


2) Fill in these parameters:

  • Url:{z}/{x}/{y}.pbf
  • Style:


3) Click on "add" button and there you go:



Adding relief

1) Adding relief / hillshading and rock signatures:


2) Adding WMTS with Webmeractor projection:



hit OK, then Connect

select lch.swisstopo.leichte-basiskarte_reliefschattierung


hit add/hinzufügen, then hit OK

3) Move the Raster dataset behind the Vectortiles Layer


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