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Standalone datasets

QField is able to directly open vector data and raster datasets without the need for a QGIS project.

Supported standalone dataset formats

The supported vector formats are:

  • Geopackage datasets (.gpkg);
  • GeoJSON (.geojson, .json);
  • KML (.kml, .kmz);
  • Shapefile (.shp);
  • GPS Exchange (.gpx);
  • Geography Markup Language (.gml);
  • MapInfo (.mif);
  • Spatialite (.db, .sqlite); and
  • FlatGeoBuf (.fgb)

The supported raster formats are:

  • GeoTIFF (.tif, .tiff);
  • Georeferenced PDF / GeoPDF (.pdf);
  • JPEG2000 (.jp2);
  • JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg);
  • PNG (.png); and
  • WebP (.webp)

Note

QField can handle several standalone datasets compressed into one ZIP archive; in this scenario, each dataset will be added as individual layers in QField.

Opening an vector or raster dataset

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Please read the storage access documentation to learn more on how standalone datasets are opened on your specific device.

Using a project as "base map" for standalone datasets

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By default, the datasets will be overlaying an OpenStreetMap XYZ layer. It is however possible to customize that by selecting a project stored onto the device QField is running that will act as a base map.

To use an existing project as base map, do a long press on a project in the recent projects list and check Base Map Project.

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