QGIS Cloud Hosting

To publish maps and data in the internet, you need hardware, server software and clients. For instance a mobile WebGIS, a PostGIS2 database and a OGC compatible server. All this requires installation and administration. QGIS Cloud spares you this effort. Simply create an account and you'll have all necessary components of a spatial data infrastructure (SDI) at your disposal straight away.

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What is QGIS Cloud?

QGIS Cloud is your personal spatial data infrastructure (SDI) on the internet. Publish QGIS projects as maps and data. Share spatial data with others. And all this very easily, without server, infrastructure or expert knowledge. If you know QGIS Desktop, then you know QGIS Cloud. Simply install the QGIS Cloud plugin from the official QGIS plugin repository and you are ready to go. Publish as many maps as you want.
With QGIS Cloud Free, all maps published on the internet are freely accessible by anyone, at zero cost. If you would like to limit the access to your maps, then QGIS Cloud Pro is the right solution for you.
If you are already running an infrastructure, then QGIS private Cloud is right for you. It allows you to keep full control of all your data and maps, for maximum security. QGIS private Cloud runs on virtually any platform, and the installation is dead simple. Just a few mouse clicks and you have a full SDI to publish your maps and data on the intranet and internet.
What features are offered by QGIS Cloud?

Create maps

Create complex maps with QGIS desktop, using any of the styling possibilities offered by QGIS desktop. Just as you have always done with QGIS desktop. Then simply publish data and maps with the QGIS Cloud pluign. All this in just a few minutes, it's as simple as it gets.

Manage data

QGIS Cloud gives you a full-featured PostgreSQL 9 databases, extended with PostGIS 2. Create new databases directly from the QGIS Cloud plugin with just a click. Manage your databases with any compatible management tool, such as pgAdmin3, the QGIS Browser or the QGIS DB-Manager. You have full access to all features of a PostgreSQL/PostGIS database.

Share information and data

Share your maps and data over OCG compliant web services. Display your maps via WMS, or download the data via WFS. With WFS-T, you can edit your data directly over the web service. Or use the QGIS Cloud WebGIS and Mobile Client integrated in QGIS Cloud.

If your information and data should not be publicly accessible, QGIS Cloud pro allows you to restrict access by protecting the resources with a password.

Print maps

Offer high quality maps via WMS for printing. Just create as many print compositions as you please with QGIS Desktop, with all the options it offers to you. Compose maps for arbitrary paper formats, with printing resolution up to 1200 dpi.


The data is stored in the cloud in PostgreSQL databases. Access to the databases is protected with a password, and accessed through SSH.

If you want to share your services only to a restricted group of people, then you can limit access to the resources. For this, you'll need QGIS Cloud Pro. With QGIS Cloud Free, all QGIS Cloud services are openly accessible.

Web Services


A Web Map Service (WMS) is an interface to request portions of a map over the internet. Clients typically use WMS to render large background layers, such as world maps.


A Web Feature Service (WFS) provides internet based access to spatial data within a distributed GIS. WFS is limited to vector data.


The Transaction WFS supports all functionalities of the Web Feature Service (WFS). It additionally supports write access to the data.

With QGIS Cloud you get:

  • PostgreSQL/PostGIS databases
  • QGIS Server, the OGC compatible map and data server
  • Full featured WebGIS client
  • High-quality map printing for any desired paper format, up to 1200 dpi
  • Modern mobile GIS Client
  • Web Map Services (WMS)
  • Web Features Services (WFS), also transactional
  • Web Coverage Services (WCS)
  • Access control for your maps an data

Your advantages

  • low costs
  • easy to operate, without expert knowledge
  • no online infrastructure necessary
  • no effort for administration of the infrastructure
  • high data security thanks to SSL and personal PostgreSQL databases
  • password protection of published maps
  • extensible with additional functionalities