The Swisstopo services can be used free of charge for commercial purposes since March 1st. In this blog article I want to show how these high quality data can be published on qgiscloud.com.
Swisstopo-Services The Swisstopo WMTS services are tiled raster data. Due to the prior tiling, the loading times are significantly reduced. WMTS data are used when an up-to-date background is always required. For publication as a background layer on the QGIS Cloud Platform, the National Maps and the Swissimage orthophoto are very interesting.
In 2015 we have already published a blog on this topic, which has met with great response. In the meantime a lot has changed in the QGIS world and with QGIS3 the 2015 manual can no longer be adopted 1:1. So I decided to write a new, revised blog article on this topic.
A lot of people are using QGIS Cloud as a service with ready to use QGIS webclient. It’s very easy to publish data and share maps in this way.
Responsive background maps with QGIS Cloud
Sourcepole QGIS Cloud is a great and convenient way to publish geodata as webmaps, to have a database and to manage everything from the desktop GIS. No need to run and maintain a server.
Today our topic is handling of background maps in QGIS Cloud. QGIS Cloud maps are normally WMS maps delivered by QGIS Server. However most maps consist of a foreground (vector) theme and a background raster layer.