1.3. How to create account (NextGIS ID) and Web GIS

1.3.1. How to create account (NextGIS ID)

Before you can start working with your Web GIS you need to create an account (NextGIS ID). NextGIS ID is required for access to all NextGIS Services, including Web GIS service.

In order to create an account click here or press “Create Web GIS” button on the main page of nextgis.com website (see Pic. 1.1.):


Pic. 1.1. nextgis.com main page.

A sign-up form will open, where you need to fill in E-mail and Password fields, agree to Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, аnd click “Create account” button (see Pic. 1.2.):


Pic. 1.2. Sign-up form


You can also create an account by authorising with your existing social media account.

After you click “Create account” button, a window will pop up telling you to confirm email address you’ve indicated in the signup form (see Pic. 1.3.):


Pic. 1.3. “Please confirm your E-mail” window

Don’t close this window. Check your email, you should receive a letter with an account confirmation link. In case you don’t receive this letter in 10-15 minutes, click “Send the email again” link in the “Please confirm your E-mail” window (see Pic. 1.3.). In case you made an error during sign-up, you can also change your email address using this window.

When you receive the letter, click on the link to confirm your email address. After you do that, your Profile page will open where you can fill in your personal information, select language of the interface and change your password. To apply changes press “Save” button (see Pic. 1.4.):


Pic. 1.4. Profile page at nextgis.com


You will not be able to create Web GIS until you confirm your email address.

1.3.2. How to change NextGIS ID password

To change the password for the NextGIS ID account, go to the profile settings https://my.nextgis.com/profile and set a new password (см. Pic. 1.5.).


Pic. 1.5. Changing password NextGIS ID

1.3.3. How to create Web GIS

After you’ve successfully created your account you can start creating your Web GIS.

To create Web GIS you need to complete a Web GIS creation form by indicating domain name (URL) and name of your Web GIS and selecting its default interface language. You’ll also need to select its Plan (see Pic. 1.6.):


Pic. 1.6. Web GIS creation form

After you finish completing all required fields, press “Create Web GIS” button (see Pic. 1.7.):


Pic. 1.7. Web GIS creation


You won’t be able to change domain name and default language of your Web GIS after it’s been created!

“Web GIS Settings” page will open, informing you that your Web GIS is being created. When the creation process is complete, you’ll receive an email with your Web GIS login and password (see Pic. 1.8.):


Pic. 1.8. “Web GIS Settings” page during Web GIS creation

After your Web GIS is created, the outlook of “Web GIS Settings” page will change: it will contain your Web GIS address, fields for changing your Web GIS password, your current Plan information, and a link to your Web GIS in the upper right corner (see Pic. 1.9.):


Pic. 1.9. “Web GIS Settings” page

To open your Web GIS click the link on “Web GIS Settings” page. Web GIS Main resource group will open (see Pic. 1.10.):


Pic. 1.10. Main resource group

A red rectangle indicates a menu containing “Resources”, “Control panel” (only for Premium users) and “Help” sections.

To start working in your Web GIS, first sign in with your Web GIS login and password using a “Sign in” button in the upper right corner.


Your Web GIS login and password differ from your NextGIS ID login and password!

If you have questions about your Web GIS, you can go to “Help” section of the menu by clicking on menu button in the upper right corner (see Pic. 1.11.):


Pic. 1.11. Web GIS menu with “Help” button

A “Help” page with links to user documentation, legal documents and NextGIS contact information will open (see Pic. 1.12.):


Pic. 1.12. “Help” page

1.3.4. Team management


This functionality is only available for Premium users.


This section applies to NextGIS users who have an account on my.nextgis.com, not users of a particular Web GIS.

According to nextgis.com plans, the Premium account holder has an opportunity to give access to Pro-functions of NextGIS QGIS, Mobile и Formbuilder to 4 more users.

Team management allows adding any NextGIS user by login to your team. Team management is available through your personal account at https://my.nextgis.com/teammanage in the Team section (see Pic. 1.13.).


Pic. 1.13. The Team section of the Personal Account

By default, the team includes the owner of the Premium subscription (see Pic. 1.14.). The owner can add team members by clicking the Add button and finding them using their NextGIS ID user name (see Pic. 1.15.). Team members must already be registered on my.nextgis.com. The username can be seen in profile. If the user has forgotten his username and cannot login to his profile, he can restore access.


Pic. 1.14. Default view (owner only)


Pic. 1.15. Adding user to the team

Each added team member will appear in the list (see Pic. 1.16.). At any moment, a team member can be removed and/or replaced by another if the limit of the team is reached (see Pic. 1.17.).


Pic. 1.16. Users added to the team


Pic. 1.17. Message about exceeding the limit of members in the team