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Shared local datasets

In a QField project it is possible to use a layer outside the project folder, like a basemap.

It is useful if a basemap is used in all your project, no need to copy it everytime in the project folder.

Add a layer outside of exported project folder

Desktop preparation

In QGIS, open Options > Data Sources > Localized Data Paths. There add the path to the folder where are the external data.

Data Sources
Data Sources

To make it works in the device, add the layers in the folder <drive>:/Android/data/ch.opengis.qfield/files/QField/basemaps.

Note

Since QField 2 the basemaps files needs to be stored in the app directory <drive>:/Android/data/ch.opengis.qfield/files/QField/basemaps instead of the devices main directory <drive>:/QField/basemaps.

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