FOSS4G 2023

Gisquick: Let’s share (Q)GIS much quicker
2023-06-29, 11:30–12:00 (Europe/Tirane), Drini

Gisquick (https://gisquick.org/) is an open-source platform for publishing GIS projects on the web. A GIS project is defined by a QGIS project file including data sources (files, databases, even virtual layers) and symbology defined in the QGIS desktop application using the styling tool.

With the help of the Gisquick plugin for QGIS, it is possible to upload the data to the Gisquick server and host the map.

Gisquick is a fully featured hosting platform, where the project administrator can fine-tune web publishing attributes, set predefined scales, bounds, or visibility. Also group permissions on the project level as well as layer level (query, edit, export) may be defined. Vector data - geometry and attributes - can be edited directly on the web.

Interface between the frontend and backend is based on open standards (OGC WMS and WFS). The mapping application has standard components from the GIS point of view: decent layer switcher, attribute table, zoomable map, printing tool (based on QGIS templates), and customizable feature-detail form.

All this can be tested on our demo platform https://demo.gisquick.org/ - but you can also make your own deployment via Docker images. Gisquick is open-source software published under the GNU GPL.

In the presentation, we are going to present various features of Gisquick and show practical examples and discuss technologies used for its development.

I am FOSS4G enthusiasts, a freelance programmer contributing to various software projects like GRASS GIS, QGIS, or GDAL since 2005.

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