29.5. Appendix E: QGIS Application Network Connections

This is a list of the pre-configured/automated network connections that QGIS makes. Some of the connections are user initiated because they require an action from the user before they take place, others happen automatically.

Name

Purpose

UX mode

Server

Information sent to server

Information stored on server

qgis.org

Python API help

Browser PyQGIS documentation

User initiated

https://qgis.org/pyqgis/%1/search.html?q=%2

IP, QGIS version, OS

IP in server log

version.qgis.org

New version check

Notify the user on new QGIS versions availability

Automatic

https://version.qgis.org

IP, QGIS version, OS

IP in server log

feed.qgis.org

QGIS Feed

Retrieve QGIS news from the feed

Automatic

https://feed.qgis.org

IP, QGIS version, language code, last download timestamp, OS

IP in server log; QGIS version, OS and IP are aggregated and used to collect some statistics

plugins.qgis.org

Check for plugin updates

Notify the user about plugin updates

User initiated/automatic (configurable)

https://plugins.qgis.org

IP, QGIS version, OS

IP in server log

Plugins list

Retrieve the list of plugins

User initiated

https://plugins.qgis.org

IP, QGIS version, OS

IP in server log

Plugin installation

Download and install a plugin package

User initiated

https://plugins.qgis.org

IP, QGIS version, OS

Increase plugin download counter by one

Styles

List user contributed styles

User initiated

https://plugins.qgis.org/styles

IP, QGIS version, OS

Increase download counter by one

3rd party

Terrain data

Produce a DEM for 3D views

User initiated

https://s3.amazonaws.com/elevation-tiles-prod/terrarium/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

IP, QGIS version, OS

see Amazon TOS

Google Map Geocoder

Geocoding services

User initiated

https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/json

IP, QGIS version, OS

See google maps API TOS

Nominatim Geocoder

Geocoding services

User initiated

https://nominatim.qgis.org/search

IP, QGIS version, OS

Geodetic grid

Add a new PROJ grid

User initiated

https://cdn.proj.org

IP, PROJ version

Access logs are permanently deleted after one day