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Maps API + QGIS Desktop

Step-by-step instructions to integrate Maps API with QGIS Desktop

You can easily use [DigitalGlobe Maps API](http://developer.digitalglobe.com/maps-api) with OSGeo's [QGIS Desktop](http://www.qgis.org/en/site/about/index.html) application - a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. *QGIS Desktop* runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities. Adding Maps API [imagery and basemap](doc:imagery-and-basemaps) content layers to [QGIS Desktop](doc:maps-api-qgis-desktop) is a snap with Maps API [WMTS](doc:tiles). Integration Steps below, using our **Recent Imagery layer** as example. 1. Grab a Maps API **Map Style** from [this page](doc:imagery-and-basemaps) 2. Open QGIS Desktop 3. **Add WMS/WMTS Layer** 4. Fill out the dialog box: - Name: *DG Maps API Recent Imagery* - URL: `http://api.mapbox.com/styles/v1/digitalglobe/ciode6t5k0081aqm7k06dod4v/wmts?access_token=` - be sure to put your [access token](doc:access-tokens) after the `=` in the link above. - Click OK ( no need for username or password) - Click 'Connect' and then highlight the content layer - Click 'Add' <img src="https://developer.digitalglobe.com/examples/ss/maps-api-qgis-desktop-map-styles.png" width="350" height="220"> 5. You should now see Maps API Recent Imagery in your QGIS desktop. <img src="https://developer.digitalglobe.com/examples/ss/maps-api-qgis-desktop-map-styles-success.png" width="550" height="320"> &nbsp; **Not seeing anything, or have an issue?** Please email [mapsapi-support@digitalglobe.com](mailto:mapsapi-support@digitalglobe.com) and we will help you.