I have a very large dataset (about 120k records) and about a dozen layers, all focused on California for the moment. That is, all the shapes like zips, census tracts, counties etc. are selected using the query builder to narrow to just this state.
My issue is when I try to export a qgis2web map on my Win7, what ends up happening is my computer disk space gets maxed out to whatever I have available (currently 65GB) as there is a .tif file being created (ostensibly by the qgis2web plugin but, I'm not certain it's not a setting or another plugin conflict). Is that the norm and am I simply supposed to provide more disk space for such a gigantic image file?
I'm also using a hosted GeoServer to host my shapefiles and have my data in a postgres/postGIS-extended database. My belief is it's somewhat foolish to parse all that data in QGIS to create a map when in effect the data and shapes for the map I end up making (in OpenLayers or Leaflet) will be called from GeoServer.
Is there a way to minimize the load on QGIS w/ qgis2web so that it can do it's job more efficiently and I load the GeoJSON file with the 112k data records manually?
QGIS 2.16.1 | qgis2web v1.13.1 | GeoServer 2.9.0 | Postgres 9.5.4 | PostGIS 2.2.2r14797