Does anyone have a step by step guide on how to package a QGIS project in QField and successfully open the project on a tablet?

Currently I have a QGIS project with vector layers and Google Satellite base map. I then package the project using the QField synch plugin and copy across to my device saving under the followuing directory, Galaxy Tab Active\Tablet\Android\data\ch.opengis.qfield\files\share\QGIS Projects. When I open the project in QField the vector layers appear but the there is no Google Satellite base map visible, which I need to use offline.

Is there a key step I may be missing?

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I have ported a project I created in QGIS to QField successfully. Although it did not have a Google satellite layer it did have a WFS layer hosted on my own server. All I did was make the project portable as described here Making QGIS Project Portable, then copied the project to my android device. If you are using a Google satellite layer then your project will not be able to work offline unless you use the image as a static raster layer so I am not sure I understand you on this point.

  • Many thanks for your help. How would I make the Google Satellite a static raster layer so that I can use it offline on my device? I've had problems successfully copying virtual raster layers to my device previously. Feb 16, 2018 at 9:36
  • I have no direct experience with this but this link google.com/permissions/geoguidelines.html mentions that you can export high resolution images from Google Earth Pro. You can add this as a raster layer in your QGIS project. A free source I have used before is Landsat Imagery but it could be very out of date depending on the area you are interested in. Feb 16, 2018 at 14:55

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