Is there a free simple way to serve / host the .html files the awesome Qgis2threejs plug-in produces?

I have tried using Google Drive as shown here and here without success. Also had same results using One Drive. I tried putting the 2 folders (dat-gui and threejs) and the html file in Google Drive (and One Drive) but can't seem to make it recognize the html... it just opens them in a text editor format like so.

Would like to be able to view them anywhere with web access like this one.

Would a weebly or other free web site / blog be able to do this? QGIS Server?

  • This is about hosting a website/page not using a GIS, just the output?
    – Mapperz
    Commented Sep 3, 2015 at 14:12

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Github pages

With Github, create a username.github.io repository. Then, for your other repositories, you can create a gh-pages branch. If you have an index.html, you'll be able to navigate to http://username.github.io/project-name to see your map live on the web. Github has information on doing this here.

I did this last night, with a quick export from QGIS2Leaf just to show a friend what I was working on (disclaimer: very early draft!). Here is the repository, and the Leaflet map. Note that I have registered a domain name, but alpha-beta-soup.github.io and spatialparalysis.xyz are the same place, and this is totally optional. If you haven't used git/Github before, there will be a slight learning curve, but there are plenty of online tutorials, and Github's own introductions are nice and gentle.

  • Nice map @alpha-beta-soup! Can I suggest you remove the geocoding information, as we GIS people are interested in that, but nobody else is =). Also, lat/lon is rarely interesting to normal people.
    – Alex Leith
    Commented Sep 3, 2015 at 0:50
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    @AlexLeith Yep, very early draft, half the information is missing too. Commented Sep 3, 2015 at 0:53
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    @alpha-beta-soup For info: qgis2leaf is no longer under development. Try qgis2web instead, which offers both Leaflet and OL3 output (it's a merge of qgis2leaf and qgis-ol3). Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 8:46
  • @TomChadwin, yes I noticed that a little while after I wrote this. It still worked for my simple use case, which was just to avoid having to write any HTML or JS to get a shareable slippy map. I've moved to Mapbox with GeoJSON now as it has matured. Commented Sep 5, 2015 at 22:21
  • Love that Leaflet map... will have to pursue this Github solution as time permits.
    – sirgeo
    Commented Sep 10, 2015 at 20:47

Google Drive works for me:

  1. Make sure that the folder is shared with the public
  2. Access the website via www.googledrive.com/host/[id-of-the-folder], e.g. http://www.googledrive.com/host/0Bwc-5JFVTnfIWUlXSklaQndTNGc

My folder actually contains two projects/html files. The second one is http://www.googledrive.com/host/0Bwc-5JFVTnfIWUlXSklaQndTNGc/albertina.html as you can see here:

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Note: Data from the city of Vienna - data.wien.gv.at

Note 2:

Host web pages with Google Drive

Announcement: This will be deprecated August 31, 2015 On August 31, 2015, web hosting in Google Drive will be deprecated. You can continue to use this feature until August 31st, 2016, but after that, googledrive.com/host/ID will no longer work.


Free, simple. Choose one.

Not free, but $1/month:


Free but can be a bit of a pain to setup: GitHub

You load your folder as a GIT Repository, and using RawGit.com you can display HTML files. Example:

Git Repo: https://github.com/HeikkiVesanto/QGIS_Multi_Ring_Buffer/tree/master/help

Link to the HTML file in RawGit: https://rawgit.com/HeikkiVesanto/QGIS_Multi_Ring_Buffer/master/help/index.html

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