View and Manage your QGIS Spatial Data in Android with Q Field - Tutorial


One of the most surprising aspect of the QGIS ecosystem is the energy and good vibe from developers to make QGIS a software that can interact with geodatabases, cloud providers, and now with Android devices. Something that can be felt on the QGIS experience is that the software is really oriented on the user, and the amount of free and high quality tools / plugins available make us think that this GIS software will reshape the way we manage and analyze the spatial data now and in the near future.

QField is a plugin now in version 1.0 developed by that brings customized maps to a Android devices with the QField for QGIS app. This tutorial shows the complete procedure to create a QGIS project from lines and points with a background map; the project is packed for QField and then ported on a Android device though bluetooth, sd card, usb, or a online service. Once the QField files are on the Android device, the project can be opened with the app and the actual location can be displayed on the screen.

The workflow is fluid and we see high potential in many professional and scientific fields for bringing processed spatial data to fieldwork.


Input files

You can download the input files for this tutorial here.


Saul Montoya

Saul Montoya es Ingeniero Civil graduado de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú en Lima con estudios de postgrado en Manejo e Ingeniería de Recursos Hídricos (Programa WAREM) de la Universidad de Stuttgart con mención en Ingeniería de Aguas Subterráneas y Hidroinformática.

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