Shared local datasets¶
It is possible to use a layer which is stored outside the project folder.
This is useful if a basemap is used in more than one project, for example a large orthophoto. In this case, you can share this dataset among different projects.
Add a layer outside of exported project folder¶
In QGIS, open Options > Data Sources > Localized Data Paths. In there, add the path to the external data.
To use layers from localized data paths on your device, add the datasets to 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