QGIS Desktop

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QGIS Desktop Main Window

How can I connect to Geonode?

Open QGIS Desktop and go to Layer Menu > Data Source Manager. At the bottom of Data Source Manager, you can see a tab with the name and an icon related to Geonode. This is because Geonode is recognized as a data source inside QGIS.


Data Source Manager Dialog


It’s possible as well load Geonode instances from an existence file this is useful to share between users or to backup existence connections.

To add a new Geonode instance, in the Geonode tab selected click on New and you will see the following dialog:


Details of Geonode instance Dialog

In the dialog Fill the name as you like and in the URL put the link of the Geonode instance. It’s possible edit some WFS and WMS options to optimize the connection. If everything is ok you will receive the following successful connection dialog:


Successful connection Dialog

After the successful dialog it’s now possible to load all layers of the Geonode instance clicking on Connect button. You can see both WMS and WFS connections of the Geonode and you can load to QGIS Desktop.


Geonode instance layers Dialog

After select a layer (WMS or WFS) click on the Add button and the layer will be displayed in the main window of QGIS.


Example of Geonode layer


This procedure only work with public layers. If the layers are for private use is necessary to do the standard qgis add remote WMS/WFS layers (through Data Source Manager) along with basic auth method and specific endpoints.