FOSS4G Europe 2024 workshops

Practical hands-on from data collection in the field using QField/QFieldCloud to a nice looking atlas
07-02, 09:00–13:00 (Europe/Tallinn), Room 301

The mobile app QField has become an important tool for data collection in the field due to its user-friendly interface and seamless integration with QGIS.
In this workshop we will understand the practical usage of QField for structured data collection in the field such as images, measures or characteristics of objects or plants in the field and how to use the data collected for creating a report using the QGIS atlas function.
Practically speaking, in the first part of the workshop we will set up the QGIS project specifying all the necessary characteristics for the data collection.
We will explain how we usually set up a project to go in the field with a flexible, but quick-to-use data structure for collecting data QField.
We will then synchronize the data structure in QField via QFieldCloud, and understand how to use it for data collection.

Lastly we will synchronize the QField data back to QGIS and will create an organized atlas linked to a map for publishing or sharing!

QField is the field data collection app for QGIS with over 250,000 active users and well over 850,000 downloads. QFieldCloud is the synchronization platform for QField and QGIS released in early 2023.

Learn how to:
- set up your project
- transfer it to your device
- bring field data back to the office

In this workshop, we will walk through the entire fieldwork process, including setting up your QGIS project, publishing the project via QFieldCloud, collecting data using the QField mobile app, and synchronizing field data back into your main dataset at the office.
QField operates based on QGIS, allowing users to set up maps and forms in QGIS on their workstations and deploy them in the field. QField utilizes QGIS data providers such as OGR, GDAL, PostGIS, and others, supporting most common file formats.
Combining a minimal design with advanced technology, QField enables intuitive display and data editing. The map representation in QField is supported by the QGIS rendering engine, ensuring identical results and providing the full range of styling options available on the desktop. Editing forms in QField respect the QGIS configuration and are optimized for touch interaction.
QFieldCloud significantly simplifies collaboration in the field. We will explore user configuration with different rights, offline and online data collection, as well as the synchronization of field data and QGIS project data.

I am a Geographer and application developer by training.
I started to work on QGIS core over 10 years ago and created QField.

I do QGIS, QField and QFieldCloud development and I like it.

Laura is a landscape architect, born and raised in the Bolognese countryside, with a bachelor's degree in Ornamental Greenery and Landscape Protection from the University of Bologna and a master's degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Florence.
Since 2018 she has been collaborating with INLAND studio carrying out professional and applied research activities in the areas of landscape design and deepening the use of GIS systems applied to environmental management. Her field of interest is in botany, garden design, restoration of historic gardens, plant associations and management of protected natural areas.