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I am finished with my QGIS mapping project and now I want to save it and be able to view it from desktop only.

I am not wanting to publish this map to the internet and I do not want the other users on these particular computer to be able to modify/edit this map only view.

So the question is how would one go about doing this. Do I need a special "Map Viewer" to be able to do this?

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  • Would you like to restrict users to change your data using it in QGIS? Or would you like to protect your vector/raster data to be copied/reused? Would you like to allow users to query attributes?
    – Zoltan
    Feb 20, 2016 at 7:34
  • This particular map has a county wide personal information such as: Name, Address, Phone Number, XY Cord of residential and commercial buildings etc. This will be used by Fire/ Emergency Services. This can not be used/viewed by the "General Public" I would like for the services to be able to view the map data in a mapping program, but not be able to edit/copy etc. Feb 20, 2016 at 15:28

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You have to use Print Composer to set your map layout in QGIS and export it into pdf or any other format you want. You can try this guide

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  • I suppose a georeferenced raster is better then PDF. It can be loaded into GIS software, can be displayed overlaying other data, etc.
    – Zoltan
    Feb 20, 2016 at 7:37
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    He wants to only allow others to be able to view the data, a georeferenced raster might not work for that, though I'm not sure.@Zoltan Is it possible to make the raster view only? Feb 20, 2016 at 7:49
  • This particular map has a county wide personal information such as: Name, Address, Phone Number, XY Cord of residential and commercial buildings etc. This will be used by Fire/ Emergency Services. This can not be used/viewed by the "General Public" I would like for the services to be able to view the map data in a mapping program, but not be able to edit/copy etc Feb 20, 2016 at 15:29

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