We are happy to announce that GIS Cloud will take part in the QGIS North America 2020 virtual conference on July 24th, 3.30 PM EDT (7.30 PM UTC). We will present GIS Cloud Publisher for QGIS, and its new possibility to not only publish QGIS maps online preserving symbology but to also consume data collected into GIS Cloud from the filed, directly in QGIS using WFS.
Last Friday (July 24) we participated at the virtual QGIS North America 2020 conference and showed an exclusive preview of the WFS functionality!
In our 20 minute talk, we presented what we consider a perfect QGIS-GIS Cloud workflow, using The GIS Cloud Publisher plugin for QGIS to publish maps online, and using WFS to collect data in real time directly into QGIS, edit data and more.
Consume your Field Collected Data Directly in QGIS Using a Plugin for Map Publishing
Click here to watch the YouTube recording from the conference with comments and Q&A, including the QGIS plugin workflow and WFS functionality of consuming and collecting data into QGIS maps!
We also embedded our own video from Vimeo, however, in this version, there are no questions:
QGIS US User Group & partners in North America offer this virtual get-together to all QGIS users as a way to share ideas and skills when so many in-person meetings cannot safely happen. Travel and registration costs are not an issue this time. Attending the conference will be free of charge, but there is a donation channel available to support the volunteers that are tirelessly working on improving the QGIS software! Participants and guests from all over the globe are welcomed, but presentation times will focus on the North American audience. Regular presentation sessions will be streamed on YouTube (link is coming soon), with no registration needed, and no limit to the number of attendees.
Our own, Marta Klarić Ravnić (Product Designer for QGIS plugin), and Igor Farkaš (Head of Growth and GIS specialist) will be presenting GIS Cloud Publisher for QGIS in a talk titled: “Consume your Field Collected Data Directly in QGIS Using a Plugin for Map Publishing”. They will reflect on how the QGIS plugin enables you to upload your maps to the GIS Cloud platform in a matter of minutes. This way you can bridge the gap between the desktop and online GIS solution and publish your maps preserving your symbology and even consume online data stored in GIS Cloud directly in QGIS.
The plugin also allows users to update changes made to QGIS projects and sync them to the published online map. Online maps in GIS Cloud can then be easily shared privately or publicly via an URL link, and it is also possible to grant different access to the map to different team members. This keeps everyone involved in sync about the progress of the project and facilitates collaboration.
Attendees will have an exclusive preview and be able to witness how we enabled consuming the data from GIS Cloud in QGIS via WFS, a feature we are just about to release! We will be happy to hear your feedback and advice on how we can further improve the plugin.
We will also show how you can use a Mobile Data Collection app to collect any kind of information related to location into GIS Cloud by filling in a simple (custom) form, and consume collected data directly in QGIS, continue working on your data and perform analysis.
If you want to try out the plugin yourself, create a GIS Cloud account, find the GIS Cloud Publisher for QGIS among QGIS plugins, and test it out, it’s free!