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¶
In QGIS, open Options > Data Sources > Localized Data Paths. There add the path to the folder where are the external data.
To make it works in the device, add the layers in the folder
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