QGIS cloud is a free platform to upload online
and share your maps with anyone . QGis advantage
is to have the chance of preparing your own maps using Qgis and upload them online in
few clicks .
You will need
to create a QGis Cloud account ( free , simple, quick) and install the QGis
cloud plugin in your QGis version.
[Stextbox id = ‘warning’] July 2017 Comment:
The content of the article is always
. The approach is always
the same . Nevertheless the example links are no longer active [ /
Create your QGis cloud account
Go to http://qgiscloud.com/
Click on Sign Up and
your account parameters
How to install the QGis
In QGis, go to Extension ->
Install / Manage extensions .
Look for the QGis Cloud
You will a
a new item in the menu
You have everything
need to publish your maps
on the Internet.
How to publish
The only constraint to respect is not
adding rasters in the project . Therefore, you can
as many vector layers as you want, WFS layers and also
Let’s consider a simple
example : a map with bicycle parkings in the city of Brest. By
on Cloud settings ( Extension -> Cloud -> Cloud
settings ) we get the following window :
Click Login and
Cloud account .
You must have
database in the cloud to store the data of your projects
. The first time you are
. Afterwards you can to
choose to create a new
one ( up to five bases are authorized ) or
use an existing one.
Go to the Account
the Create button to create a
Once the base is created or selected
, you must load the data present
the QGis project . If you try
to publish your map without having
loaded the data , an error message will appear
Go to the Upload Data tab.
the layers and click Upload data.
To publish your map, go to Map . You
buttons. The first one allows choosing a
background map for your map. The second publishes
the map in the cloud.
To set the base map, click Add background layer
As you can
see in the previous screenshot, you have
wide choice of background layers.
To finish the publication, just click on the Publish
Map button . You will
the cloud addresses of your map.
As you can
see you get a classic
web address , an address for mobile terminals
and a WMS address . What else?!!
You can consult the result
on the address obtained :
You can include
WFS or WMS connections . On the previous map , for
example, you can add the available tracks
tracks in a WFS server for the city of
You can see
the result at http://qgiscloud.com/SigEtTerritoires/cyclos2