I have been looking at OL3-mobile-viewer as an option to make my maps more accessible. Unfortunately I cannot figure out what I need to change to hook it up with my existing QGIS server and qgis-web-client setup.

Can anybody give some guidance or direct me to a tutorial?


You can install it in a similar way as qgis-web-client. On debian testing/ubuntu 14.04: If you presumably have cloned the repo into /home/web/:

cd /home/web/ol3-mobile-viewer mkdir apache-conf

Create apache-conf/ol3-mobile-viewer.conf:

<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
  # Add an entry to your /etc/hosts file for ol3-mobile-viewer.localhost e.g.
  # myserver.ro
  ServerName myserver.ro

  DocumentRoot /home/web/ol3-mobile-viewer
  <Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None
  <Directory /home/web/ol3-mobile-viewer/>
    DirectoryIndex index.php index.html
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    allow from all
    Require all granted

  ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
  <Directory "/usr/lib/cgi-bin/">
    AllowOverride None
    Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews -SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    Require all granted

  ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/ol3-mobile-viewer-error.log
  CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/ol3-mobile-viewer-access.log combined


 cd /etc/apache2/sites-available
 #link to your configuration
 sudo ln -s /home/web/ol3-mobile-viewer/apache-conf/ol3-mobile-viewer.conf .
 #Enable site in apache
 sudo a2ensite ol3-mobile-viewer.conf
 sudo service apache2 restart
 #Now link the html files to /var/www/:
 sudo ln -s /home/web/ol3-mobile-viewer/ /var/www/

You should now see the default site by going to http://myserver.ro

For pointing to your qgis server you first need to add a topic in the data/topics.json and then the corresponding layers in the 'data/layers_topicname.json'.

You can make something like: topics.json:

  "success": true,
  "gbtopics": [
      "name": "apavil",
      "title": "Apa/Canal",
      "icon": "img/geo_admin_pk.png",
      "categorytitle": "Apavil",
      "categorysort": 0,
      "categories_topics_sort": 0,
      "wms_url": "http://gis.apavil.ro/wms/qgis_fara_font",
      "background_layer": true,
      "minscale": 50
  "results": 1


    "success": true,
    "wmslayers": [
            "topic": "mymap",
            "groupname": "BlaBLa",
            "layername": "exactlayername",
            "toclayertitle": "A name for layer",
                        "visini": true,
            "wms_sort": 0,
            "toc_sort": 0

As the map is setup for swiss projection, I would recommend you use at first a qgis project using swiss EPSG so that you get it working. If you do that, you only need to configure the right wms server url; So, change http://myserver.ro/wms/qgis_project_name to your liking (if you use url rewrite etc.)

Good luck.

  • many thanks. I havve been offline for a few months... will have an experiment – washways Apr 12 '15 at 18:19

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