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Map themes

The beautiful thing about GIS is that maps are dynamic. Layers can individually be shown and hidden and information can be presented more or less prominently based on the task at hand.

This is what Map themes are for.

Creating a Map Theme

Desktop preparation

Creating a Map Theme in QGIS is a very simple task.

Map Theme Configuration
Map Theme Configuration

  1. Style the map and layers to your requirements
  2. Save it as a named Map Theme
  3. Load the project on your device and change the active Map Theme

Change the active Map Theme


If you defined map themes for your project in QGIS, you can switch between them from the Dashboard. Use the Map themes combobox to chose the active theme.

Change Map Theme
Change Map Theme