[OSGeoLive] Fwd: Adding QField to OSGeo-Live

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Fri Mar 17 02:17:03 PDT 2023

MOTION: Include QField in the next OSGeoLive version.

My +1,

On 3/11/23 16:58, Matthias Kuhn wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to propose the addition of QField as a new OSGeoLive app.
> Below you find the information requested by
> https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeolive/wiki/Projects/How_to_apply
> *What is its name?*
> QField
> *What is the home page URL?*
> https://qfield.org
> *Which OSI approved Open Source Licence is used?*
> GPLv2 or newer
> *What does the application do and how does it add value to the GeoSpatial
> stack of software?*
> It's a mobile-friendly spatial data collection application based on QGIS
> featuring a minimalist yet powerful user interface.
> *Does the application make use of OGC standards? Which versions of the
> standards? Client or server? You may wish to add comments about how
> standards are used.*QField supports many OGC standards in many versions as
> a client via QGIS providers and ogr/gdal. WMS, WFS, OGC API Features, GPKG,
> probably more.
> *What language is it written in?*
> C++ and QML
> *Which version of the application should be included in the next OSGeo-Live
> release?*The latest stable release of the 2 series
> QField has been deployed in many organizations in various areas and is in
> use for years, for example:
> - Forestry
> - Geology
> - Urbanism
> - Railway
> - Underground Infrastructure (Fibre, Water, Electricity)
> - Public Services (Health, Police, ...)
> - Biology
> - GIS introduction courses
> Currently, QField has more than 500'000 downloads on Android, and is also
> available on Linux, iOS, macOS and Windows.
> It has been developed since 2014 and has since seen a stream of commits by
> various contributors. See https://www.openhub.net/p/QField for details.
> It has furthermore triggered various improvements to QGIS as well
> (functionality, bug fixes and paving for the move from QGIS 2 to 3). There
> is a set of unit tests included in QField as well as a lively and reactive
> issue tracker (on github).
> The QField app has been presented at most FOSS4G's since Bonn.
> QField will be able to run with 512 MB of memory (although it performs
> better with more)
> The disk space for a full package with all dependencies is between 60MB and
> 100MB. On OSGeo-Live it will (very likely) reuse the already installed QGIS
> libraries, so it will be much less than this.
> Windows and Mac installers are available and can be included or linked if
> desired.
> I and Mathieu Pellerin (aka nirvn) are happy to volunteer for the
> maintenance of this application in OSGeo-Live.
> We will be happy to follow up with project overview and quickstart pages as
> well as installation scripts for the integration as soon as this
> application has been approved for integration.
> Thank you in advance for your considerations
> On behalf of the QField dev team
> Matthias
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Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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