7.10.5. Cloud mapping and sharing maps online

By the means of the QGIS Cloud plugin (see section 7.1.3. and Table 4) developed by Sourcepole (http://www.qgiscloud.com), users can easily publish their own maps directly from QGIS desktop to a PostGIS 2.0 database within a cloud online storage. There are also many other ways to share geodata and maps produced by open source GIS using Web Map (WMS) and Feature Services (WFS), for example by the means of the open source projects OpenLayers, MapServer or degree. The official website of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGEO, http://www.osgeo.org) provides a good overview about the different projects and their technical capabilities.

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