Introduction

Dear user, welcome to Gisquick documentation! Gisquick (http://gisquick.org) is an open-source geospatial data platform for publishing geospatial data in terms of rapid sharing QGIS projects. Explore more to see how easy yet powerful is working in Gisquick.

There are a few topics you might be interested in. Firstly, if you are about to publish your QGIS project online, see chapter 1. Creating an account to 4. Releasing project. Please notice that there are two alternative approaches of publishing so the choice must be made which one to follow (chapter 2. Traditional publishing or 3. Experimental publishing). Together with every released project, web map service (WMS) is created and can be subsequently modified.

If you wonder what does the output look like or which features are involved, check chapter 5. User interface. Browse chapter 6. Sample datasets for metadata of example datasets which were used for documentation. If you plan to operate Gisquick publication server on your own hardware, see chapter 7. Other.

Note

This documentation is dedicated to Gisquick version 2. For older documentation visit https://gisquick.rtfd.io/en/release-1_x/.

1. Creating an account

It is necessary to create an account.

2. Traditional publishing

Whether to follow the traditional way of publishing depends only on the user. Nevertheless, both ways have its pros & cons. Definitely, the traditional approach is a good point to start, since it uses the Gisquick plugin plugin, which has been tested for a long time. Anyway, please read a short description of the experimental approach to consider which one to follow.

2.1 Preparing a project

How to proceed in QGIS.

2.2 Uploading project

How to upload a project created with the plugin to server.

3. Experimental publishing

Experimental way of publishing is kind of innovative approach to Gisquick. A new plugin plugin2 is involved. In comparison to the traditional approach, it allows user to easily edit published projects; every change made in project in QGIS can be reflected in Gisquick by activating plugin which enables the user to compare local and cloud project’s folders, layer by layer.

3.1 Preparing project

How to proceed in QGIS.

3.2 Uploading project

How to connect to the server directly from QGIS and upload a project.

4. Releasing project

Last few steps of the publishing process are identical for both traditional and experimental way.

5. User interface

Each component involved in UI is described in this chapter.

6. Sample datasets

Basic information about datasets which were used for documentation.

7. Other

Interesting links to video tutorials, used technologies or source code.

Note

Gisquick has been originally developed for GIS.lab system with an aim to produce generally usable web client interface. Later it was separated into a new independent project usable with or without GIS.lab infrastructure.

Summarized chapters and subchapters as they appear in the left side menu.