I configured a QField Project file for our field data collection. In the QField Properties in QGIS, I set one layer (shapefile) in Copy action so that the data that will be collected in the field will store directly inside the shapefile and not create a new geopackage.

Now, our requirement for our field workers is to send only the shapefiles (layer that we used during data collection) to our server since sending the entire QField Project package consumes too much data.

Then, I downloaded the shapefiles from our server and loaded them into QField. However, when I load the shapefiles, the default basemap being loaded is OSM. Is there a way I can change the basemap to other satellite images (e.g. Google Maps/Satellite) or our own raster files? See attached image:

Note: Red dot is the shapefiles collected by our field worker, I simply loaded it in QField, instead of loading the .qgs file

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with the installation, a QField folder is created, where there is a directory called basemaps. I've never tried it, but I think it's for the user to put their own basemap



Here you can find more info about your needs https://github.com/opengisch/QField/pull/1963

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