QMS Plugin Crowdfunding Campaign

Our campaign is successful, thanks to all contributors!


QuickMapServices (aka QMS) is one of the most popular QGIS plugins. It allows to easily add basemaps, WMS, WFS and other geoservices, it also adds a user-contributed database of those services.

We’d love to see QMS supporting QGIS 3.0 and we want to speed things up with your help. If this crowdfunding campaign is concluded successfully, it will allow us to start working on QMS plugin straight away. Read further to learn what we propose and how you can get involved.


Collected $2000 of $2000



Campaign Supporters

This crowdfunding campaign was successful thanks to contributions from:

  • Alta ehf
  • HG Buero fuer Hydrogeologie und Umwelt GmbH
  • Alexander Varshavskiy, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution
  • Alexandre Neto
  • Antonio Viscomi
  • Dmitry Biryuchkov
  • Eric Berkowitz, Utility Mapping Services, Inc.
  • Gianni Petino, University of Catania
  • Gleb Suvorov
  • Hans van der Kwast, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
  • Igor Glushkov, Greenpeace Russia
  • Kurt Menke, Bird’s Eye View
  • Lior Kaplan, Kaplan Open Source Consulting
  • Manori Senanayake, ArborCulture Pte Ltd
  • Matthew Lee, Deep End Services
  • Nadezhda Vladimirova, “Denezhkin Kamen” nature reserve
  • Natalia Volgusheva
  • Nathan Saylor, Hardin County Ohio GIS
  • NettaB, Mind The Map
  • Oleg Seliverstov, Society for Conservation GIS
  • Peter McGowan
  • Pierluigi De Rosa, onegis.it
  • Sara Zanni
  • Sergey Akimov

As well as 4 other contributors who wished to remain anonymous.

We are grateful to all campaign backers who helped us bring QMS Plugin to QGIS 3.0.

Targets and Deadline

Crowdfunding operates by multiple organisations or individuals pledging to contribute part of the campaign’s funding goals. For the QMS plugin campaign we require 2 000 USD (this amount will cover 40 hours of our work).

The funding goal has to be reached by the campaign deadline on March 14, 2018 (until the end of the day globally), otherwise the campaign is considered unsuccessful and no contributions are payable.

Our commitment

If this crowdfunding campaign is concluded successfully, we will immediately proceed to:

  • Adapt QMS for QGIS 3.0
  • Keep QGIS2 compatibility with qgis2compat
  • Switch to native QGIS renderer by default on QGIS 3.0
  • Improve the support of domains (aka {s}.openstreetmap.org) in the plugin and server-side
  • Undertake additional bug-fixing and testing (see issues)

We estimate the readiness of QGIS 3.0 support by March 23, 2018 and other features to be ready by April 15, 2018.


If you wish to contribute to this campaign email at info@nextgis.com and let us know how much you’re willing to contribute to the goal (the minimum pledge is 50 USD for credit card/PayPal payments and 300 USD or equivalent for wire transfers). We are happy to discuss payment options in case of any specific preferences.

If (and ONLY if!) the campaign is successful we will send you a payment link/invoice for your pledged amount. Payment in full will be required within 14 days of the campaign’s completion.

If contributions exceed the stated goal, we will invest the excess into new QMS features or bug-fixes. This will be done in a transparent and accountable way and we will openly report on the ways additional funds are being used.

About us

This work will be undertaken by NextGIS. NextGIS team members participate in QGIS development since 2008 and over the years have released over 20 plugins.

NextGIS develops and supports its own software platform that includes a complete set of GIS tools (Web server, Mobile apps and more) all of which are open-sourced.