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QGIS Online (Cloud)

QGIS Cloud or Quantum GIS Online is one of the powerful Web-GIS platform for publishing maps, data and services on the Internet.

It is your personal Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), create and share spatial data with others.

If you use QGIS Desktop, simply install the QGIS Cloud plugin from the official QGIS plugin repository and you are ready to go create maps, and Publish as many maps as you want.

QGIS Cloud Features

  • Create Maps
  • Manage Data
  • Share Data
  • Print Maps
  • Online Security

Q-Web Services

  • WMS (Web Map Service)
  • WFS (Web Feature Service)
  • WFST (Web Feature Service Transaction)
  • WCS (Web Coverage Services)

QGIS Cloud Offers

  • QGIS Server, the OGC compatible map and data server
  • PostgreSQL/PostGIS databases
  • Full featured of Web-GIS
  • Modern mobile GIS
  • High-quality map printing for any desired paper format (up to 1200 dpi)
  • Web Map Services
  • Access control for your maps and data

QGIS Online (Cloud) Tutorial

At first Sign up/ Sign in to the Q-Cloud Portal.

QGIS Desktop

1. You have already Installed QGIS, that is desktop QGIS, Select Plugin Tab in menu bar, and choose > Manage and Install plugins.

plugin install in qgis

2. Open Plugin Dialog, Search ‘QGIS Cloud‘, show the result- QGIS Cloud plugin > Install plugin.

QGIS Cloud plugin

3. Also Install the Open Layers plugin. Plugins > Filter ‘Open Layers’ > Install plugin. This is used for background maps.

4. In the QGIS Plugin Toolbar, see the QGIS Cloud symbol just click and open the QGIS Cloud window.

5. You are already completing the Sign-up process, just Log in from the QGIS Cloud plugin.

QGIS Online account


Now Add Background in the QGIS Cloud plugin.

1. In the Map section, click Add Background Layer, choose any types of Base map as you want. (Ex. Bing Maps > Bing Aerial with labels)

QGIS Online basemap

2.The next step is Create a new Layer (ex. NIC) and create Maps Database.

Layer database

3. Complete your map creation, now Publish Map. Publish your map see the full details in below. Just click Web map section, your map open in the web QGIS Cloud platform.

Q-Cloud webmap
Web QGIS Map

In the QGIS Cloud web platform, the Map section shows your Map to Live.

QGIS Cloud map
QGIS Cloud Pro

QGIS Cloud Pro plan only 65 Euro/month. The lot of features available in pro plan. For more details, follow the Table below:

FeatureQGIS Cloud FreeQGIS Cloud Pro
WebGIS Client on / off ✔️
Mobile Client on / off✔️ 
WMS Access password protected✔️ 
WebGIS Client password protected ✔️
Default Language for WebGIS ClientCzech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, TurkishCzech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Identify ModesTop most Hit, Active Layers, All LayersTop most Hit, Active Layers, All Layers
Search typesOpenStreetMap SearchOpenStreetMap Search, GeoNames Search, Customizable Database Search
Fixed scales✔️ ✔️
Customizable WebGIS Client✔️ 
User Administration✔️ 
Number of Databases110
Editing in WebGIS client✔️ 
Available space for Data50MB500MB
SSL support✔️✔️ 

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