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Set of tools to use the Pelias geocoding engine from configurable remote APIs
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Note, only QGIS v3.x is supported.

Set of tools to use hosted Pelias API's within QGIS from configurable sources.

Pelias Geocoding gives you easy access to the following API's:

In case of issues/bugs, please use the issue tracker.

The plugin gives access to an open-source project, which has tons of useful documentation on all Pelias topics.

2 Pelias API providers with global coverage are pre-configured in the plugin:



Use QGIS to generate input for forward geocoding and reverse geocoding.

The menu entry is located in Web menu (will be auto-created if you don't have it yet) and it exposes a Pelias toolbar by default with 3 buttons:

  • Pelias Controls: complete GUI for interactive advanced geocoding from map canvas or batch operations using processing algorithms

  • Quick Forward Geocode: just enter an address and forward geocoding is performed using default parameters

  • Quick Reverse Geocode: click the map on your point of interest and reverse geocoding is performed using default parameters

Additionally, you'll find a Pelias Processing group in the Processing Toolbox for background batch operations.


You can configure Pelias providers from the menu (WebPelias GeoodingProvider configuration) or from the config button in Pelias Control GUI.

These provider settings are exposed in every Pelias Geocoding tool and are centrally managed. and openrouteservice are pre-configured as providers. However, you'll have to get your hands on API keys to use either provider:

  • request an invite on for a trial
  • openrouteservice: sign up and create a API key in your dashboard

Additionally you can register other providers, like localhost. If you register a provider who doesn't require an API key or doesn't have request limit (like `localhost usually would), just leave those fields empty or 0.

Getting Started


QGIS version: min. v3.0

API key from a provider.


Either from QGIS plugin repository. Or if you want to install the latest developmeent release manually:

  • Download ZIP file from Github
  • Unzip folder contents and copy PeliasGeocoding folder to:
    • Linux: ~/.local/share/QGIS/QGIS3/profiles/default/python/plugins
    • Windows: C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\QGIS\QGIS3\profiles\default\python\plugins
    • Mac OS: Library/Application Support/QGIS/QGIS3/profiles/default/python/plugins
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