I have managed to add a GeoJSON layer to QGIS via an HTTP protocol in my local machine. How can I save the connection in the browser so I can access it in other QGIS projects?

Below is a sample URL I used:


(The above link is just for demo purposes only, it serves as an example. I cannot share the real link)

  • Can you just use wfs in the browser? like lifeingis.com/adding-layers-from-geoserver-in-qgis (include port number)
    – Mapperz
    Commented Sep 7, 2023 at 21:35
  • Thank you @Mapperz in a real work scenario, your approach is correct to follow. I am just looking at other possibilities which I have managed to achieve some of them, I am looking into ways to keep them in my QGIS environment without having to reload them manually all the time. It is like putting a helicopter engine into a bike.
    – GforGIS
    Commented Sep 8, 2023 at 5:16

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Save it as a layer definition file (*.qlr).


  • I add this geojson to QGIS

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  • I save as a layer definition

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  • It's now available anytime in the browser

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  • If I add the .qlr to QGIS from the browser, it is still pointing to the online GeoJSON

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To add to @user2856 answer, by adding the folder as a favorite folder, I could not only access to the .qlr file but also to the project and its content in terms of layers. See the picture below.:

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