5.2. Quickstart tutorial

5.2.1. Quickstart tutorial for advanced users

NextGIS Web - is a server geographical information system (GIS), which allows to store and to edit geodata and to display maps in web browser. Also NextGIS Web can share geodata with other NextGIS software.

NextGIS Web has the following features:

System requirements listed in section “Minimum hardware”.

5.2.2. Integration with other NextGIS software

To manage geodata in NextGIS Web you can use the specialized plugin for NextGIS QGIS - NextGIS Connect.

Use the specialized NextGIS Knnekt module to manage geodata in NextGIS Web.

This software simplifies batch processing of data in NextGIS Web.

Mobile application NextGIS Mobile allows to upload geodata collected in the field directly to Web GIS in online or offline mode.

Several mobile devices could see data changes in a single layer.

5.2.3. Map creation

To create a vector layer from ESRI Shape follow these steps:

  1. Compress a shapefile to a zip-archive

  2. Create a vector layer using a zip-archive through administrator interface

  3. Add a style to newly created vector layer

To create a vector layer from GeoJSON follow these steps:

  1. Create a vector layer from GeoJSON file through administrator interface

  2. Add a style to newly created vector layer

To create a vector layer from PostGIS follow these steps:

  1. Add a PostGIS connection (user login and password are required for access to database)

  2. Add layers using created connection

  3. Create styles for added layers

To create a raster layer follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a raster file meeting the requirements

  2. Create a raster layer from a raster file

  3. Add a style to raster layer

After layers are loaded they should be added to a web map in web map properties page. Then a link to web map could be opened in a web browser.