FOSS4G 2022 workshops

Seamless fieldwork thanks to QField and QGIS
2022-08-23, 14:00–18:00 (Europe/Rome), 202

QField is the field collection app for QGIS with more than 170K active users and well over 500K downloads.

Learn how to set up your project, quickly deploy it to your devices and get field data back to your office thanks to QFieldCloud, the hosted service offered by

In this workshop, we'll go through the complete process of setting up your QGIS project, publish it via QFieldCloud and integrate the field data back to your main dataset in the office.

QField works with QGIS allowing users to set up maps and forms in QGIS on their workstation, and deploy those in the field. Leveraging QGIS' data providers - OGR, GDAL, PostGIS, and more - QField supports most current file formats.

QField combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology that allows intuitive viewing and editing of data. QField’s map display is powered by the QGIS rendering engine, so the results are identical and come with the full range of styling possibilities available on the desktop. Editing forms on QField respect the QGIS configuration and are optimised for touch interaction.

And if you just want quickly to check that dataset that was sent to you, QField will seamlessly open it adding a basemap for your convenience.

Marco is an open-source advocate, entrepreneur and full-stack geoninja. He is the creator of QField, currently serves as Chair, and is an OSGeo board member. Marco is the CEO of, which he founded in 2011.

A geographer by trade, Marco lives in a small Romansh-speaking mountain village in Switzerland, where he loves scrambling around the mountains to enjoy the feeling of freedom it gives him. Outgoing, flexible and open-minded, Marco fluently speaks five languages. The best thing: He not only knows how to say it but also loves sharing his know-how.