I'd like to learn something about web maps and so decided to start out using EC2, following different tutorials I was able to start a micro instance but I can't find my way on how to get qgis server running. Any good tutorial to follow??

  • Thank you for your answer. I followed the tutorials you suggested but I always get stuck somewhere (usually I first have problems with "locale" and then I can get ubuntu "cgi" functionality) so I was wondering, is there anything more specific and step-by-step? thanks again Oct 29, 2013 at 6:52
  • I think you'll be disappointed trying to run any GIS, especially a server, on an EC2 Micro instance. These are not powerful machines and have a poor IO capacity. You can do it. It's just that I don't think it's a great solution given the hardware limitations. Oct 29, 2013 at 8:55
  • Thank for the comment and the editing. I get the point but my idea was to create a simple webmap to share, without any advanced GIS editing or geoprocessing Oct 29, 2013 at 12:49
  • Here is my answer to my question: link Sep 27, 2014 at 21:33

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Here's a tutorial: http://hub.qgis.org/projects/quantum-gis/wiki/QGIS_Server_Tutorial

Here's another: http://docs.qgis.org/2.0/da/docs/user_manual/working_with_ogc/ogc_server_support.html

I'd recommend using Ubuntu 12.04, you can find an EC2 image for that.

(Edit: fixed the second link)

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    I think it would be great if you can also post the relevant bits here. That way your answer will be self-contained and not be too dependent on external links.
    – R.K.
    Oct 29, 2013 at 12:38
  • I haven't actually done it myself, so I'd prefer not to write up a howto. I could write up something about EC2, but that is pretty basic and easy to learn...
    – Alex Leith
    Nov 4, 2013 at 23:22
  • Here is my answer to my question: link Sep 27, 2014 at 21:32
  • The link above is dead, is there another newbie QGIS on EC2 tutorial anywhere? Thanks!
    – Michael
    May 4, 2015 at 18:17
  • Fixed the link.
    – Alex Leith
    May 4, 2015 at 22:55

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