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An app for Android, based on the QGIS libraries but with a simplified, touch oriented user interface.

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Using QField with Multi-User Access also Offline?

I got 10-20 QGIS-Users which edit all one Project online and offline. Sometimes they do it at the same time. Until now we only used QGisDesktop with a PostGis Database stored in QGIS Cloud(50MB ...
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Multi-User offline edit synchronization using GPKG

I have been trying to find an article like http://postgis.net/workshops/postgis-intro/history_tracking.html that explains how I can do the following with a GPKG (ideally in QGIS) Sync edits made on ...
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Creating a dropdown widget in QGIS for QField project

I want to collect data on crop species affected by diseases using QField. I want to create a widget so that I can have a dropdown list of the different crop species. In theory, if I were to export ...
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Choosing raster format for QField?

I'm doing some tests with QField at the request of the company I work for. I was wondering what is the best (most efficient and practical) raster format with regard to the fluidity and the loading ...
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QGIS - QField - Retrieve target field value when source feature intersects target feature in target layer

I have a simple project in QGIS 3.10.5: a polygon layer and a point layer. When the user add a point feature which intersects a polygon feature, a calculate field make this intersection and get the id ...
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Connecting to PostGIS from QField

I have a QGIS project that uses a table with PostGIS geometry from a PostgreSQL server in the cloud, I have a username and password to connect. In QGIS it is requested to enter username and password ...
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QField Points to PostGIS DB

QGIS Desktop 3.6.2. PostgreSQL/postGIS: PostgreSQL 10.5 on Windows x86-64 Server hosting PostgreSQL: Windows Server 2012 R2 Android on Nokia 6.1 QField App QGIS Plugins: QFieldSync I'm trying to save ...
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Using geopackage trigger in QField [closed]

I tried to create trigger in GeoPackage so one layer would get updated by data from the other, both in the same GeoPackage. It worked perfectly within desktop QGIS but I get this error message in ...
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How to enable camera and take pictures for features in QFIELD?

My question is as in the title. I'm struggling to find a way, how I could add a camera function in QFIELD in order to take pictures of features in field. I've seen one similar question here, but it's ...
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Creating multiple select dropdown list in QGIS

Is it possible to create a multiple select dropdown list/select widget in QGIS which links to a separate txt file? I want to collect species lists for different locations in QField but do not want to ...
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Setting QField for 1:n photos

I'm using QGIS 3.12 on Win10 x64. I'm trying to configure QField for 1:n photos. I have a point layer representing trees, and I want to be able to add multiple photos to that pt. I have set up as ...
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Is it possible to achieve sub-meter accuracies with a smartphone, without using an external GNSS-receiver?

I am currently working with QField on my tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e) and my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy A40). Since the positioning accuracy on my devices is rather low (absolute best case ~3m on ...
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QField - create a form for multiple, 1:n photos

I have read the QField support on how to add a series of pictures to a feature. I've also read other threads and GIS Stack Exchange questions and answers on this: e.g., Setting QField for 1:n photos. ...
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How to trigger calculation on QGIS startup?

I am preparing a field worker / QField project an would like to visualize green spaces based on the days that have elapsed since the last field worker has visited that site. I am testing with a very ...
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Why can't I save new points created in QField?

We are using QField 0.7.5 that seems a really great project to bring QGis on a mobile device. I prepared a QGis 2016 project : orthophoto + 1 polygon layer (casdatre) + 1 point layer to input data. I ...
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Erasing a point in QField

Maybe it is a very simple question but i couldn't find it anywhere. I'd like to erase a point feature using QField. If I draw any feature the garbage icon appears but this is not possible by ...
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Can Qfield be used with external GNSS service?

I'm currently testing an external GNSS service on my mobile device. It produces RTK corrected GNSS signal that is distributed over bluetooth as NMEA format. Is Qfield able to read an external GNSS ...
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QField - Managing photo storage

I'm using QField and was able to setup almost everything. I managed to enable photos creating a table (with the "attachment" type, relative path and so forth) and building relations to my Shapefile. ...
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Qfield - multiple users/tablets

Is it possible to use qfield on multiple tablets with multiple users, and sync to a single dataset?
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Capturing photos in QField

I have created a sqlite point layer in a QGIS (ver 3.8.1) project with both the absolute and relative path to photos stored in a subfolder of the project. I've added an action to the layer, which ...
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QField -- using Python init functions

We are using the field mapping application QField with QGIS 2.18 for on-site data collection. I've looked through the documentation and am still unsure, so am bring this question here: Is it possible ...
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How to install the QField Sync plugin?

I am having trouble installing the QField Sync plugin to work with the great QField android app. and would like assistance doing so. The steps I have followed thus far are reproduced below. (Using ...
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QGIS crashes when packaging QGIS Project for export to QField

QGIS is crashing when I try to package a project for export to QField, using the QFieldSync plugin. Previous projects have succesfully exported without issue. I am running QGIS 3.4.11 Madeira on a ...
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How to zoom on a photo

We have set up a little form with a few attributes and a photo. Once the photo is saved, it is not possible to reopen it and to zoom in the picture. Any tricks?
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Qfield photo functionality - Increment filename

The question is in the title, when I use the photo functionality in Qfield, it stores the pictures in a DCIM folder, and the filenames are tagged with the time and date. I would like to be able to ...
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Field data collection for QGIS? [closed]

I'm new to the open-source GIS world, having abandoned ArcGIS due to costs, and am looking for an OS analog to the Collector app. What I'm seeking to do is collect field data with an Android cell ...
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Qfield crashes when vector elements are touched

I have a problem with Qfield. I'm using qfield 0.8.8 on OS android 5.1.1 After having installed this Qfield version it does not run. When I touch a polygon or a line or a point it crashes; in ...
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Attribute subdomain in QField

I have a point layer with the attribute: kingdom With a value map widget so I can choose the values: Tree or mammal. And a second field: Species (Pine, Oak, Deer, Fox) When I choose Tree, I want ...
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Add tabbed fields within QField

How can data be organized in tabs within Qfield? The "Advanced Bee Farming Demo" that comes with QField displays data organized in tabs (see picture below: General, Picture, Issues, Review, ...
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Using QField to connect to external Bluetooth GPS

I am using QField for field data acquisition. Can QField connect to an external Bluetooth GPS?
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QGIS Actions in QField

I am creating an action in QGIS, which opens a link from an attribute. Is it possible to open such a link in QField (Android App)? Or is there any other way to open links from the attribute table in ...
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QField - switch between multiple layer styles

In QField (1.4.4) demo project - Advanced Bee Farming Demo - there is an option to switch between layer styles (Diseases, Heatmap, Species). How to set up a project in QGis to enable this function in ...
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Can QField record GPS Z-Value

We are a land survey company and are considering using QField to perform asset surveys for local government agencies. Looking through the documentation it appears that QField can do most of what we ...
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Photo naming error (QField)

Follow the instructions at https://qfield.org/docs/prepare/picture_path.html?highlight=photo I write the following route to "Photo naming": 'DCIM / INV / INV_' || (now () || '.jpg' But it ...
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QField Sync v3.2.0 Photo Naming not available

I have QFieldSync 3.2.0 installed, but do not see the 'Photo Naming Tab' in Project Configuration that was provided in 3.1.8. Has this been removed?
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Can the QField Android App integrate with Dropbox (in order to open & edit/view a desktop Project)?

I have a project that I work on in QGIS (desktop), for which my project file and shapefiles / layers are all saved in my 'Dropbox' folders. I would like to be able to open, view and preferably edit ...
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QField GPS lost when screen is off

I'm using QField on Android 9 and when I lock screen it loses the GPS and stops tracking... I went to parameter and battery optimisation and switched QField to not optimised, but it still happens... ...
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No sync geopackage raster layer to QFIELD

I have a problem with exporting raster layers stored in a geopackage, to a QFIELD project. I work with version 3.4.12 of QGIS and I have version 3.5.1 of QFIELD Sync installed. The process I follow ...
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QField App crashes when connect to internal server of PostgreSQL and PostGIS

I'm completely new to GIS field and here what I'm trying to do: I want to make the QField App connects to internal server which has a PostgreSQL and PostGIS running on it. I created a schema in ...
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Open Street Map Base Map on QField

I am using QField on an Android tablet, I would like to know if I could use a web mapping service like open street map as a base map. Without having the actual file stored on the tablet?
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QField Sync used in different Laptop/Machine

I configured a QField Package project using my machine/laptop. It worked great and was packaged successfully. Then, after I collected data from the field, I synchronized it using the QField Sync ...
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Displaying reference pictures to a varying value in QField

While developing a QField project for forestry inventories, I aim at displaying botany board related to the current selected species selected in a scrolling-menu for field operator. It should be used ...
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Using map theme on qfield?

I created two presets on qgis and they work very well when switching from one to another, yet on qfield and when I choose a map theme some layers are not displayed especially those that have a ruled ...
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QGIS / QField: nested relational value form QGIS save refused QField

The Field Survey project should have been operational for two days already, but I have a major problem. After having succeeded in nested two fields in the form (relational value), we realize that the ...
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QGIS- editing form auto completion

I'm new in QGIS world :) I would like to have an auto-completion script within the editing form on QGiS. When editing a point features with QGIS form, I would like the script to identify the list of ...
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QField: Points aren't straight, they are dirty and blurred

I've made a project in QGIS, imported a new layer with coordinates (points) from a csv-file. Finally I want to find this marks in the area within 10 cm. In QGIS everything worked fine. When I made the ...
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Exporting to QField from QGIS?

In creating an export from QGIS 3.8.0 Zanzibar to Qfield using the sync plugin, I am encountering a strange error. Each time I run the export, several of the layers I have in a geopackage in QGIS ...
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Weather data as attribute value in QGIS

I'd like to define the default value for a field in QGIS using OpenWeather API request. We use QField for outdoor data collecting, and some of the actual weather conditions are important for us. I've ...
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Synching QField to my desktop QGIS project

I have created a project in QGIS on a desktop and transferred to a mobile device before digitising features using QField. How do I then synch the changes I have made on my mobile device back to my ...
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How to include a PDF for displaying or downloading in QField

What I am looking for: In a point-layer I would like to add a PDF (stored in OneDrive) that can be opened in Qfield while doing fieldwork. What I did so far: I created two fields named 'attachment' ...

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