Annotating web maps, layers from Google Sheets, and new integration methods – NextGIS Updates

It’s a busy spring, and we have a lot of updates in all of our components. Let’s talk about the new NextGIS Web features and NextGIS Toolbox tools.

NextGIS Web

🔗 Links to your web map features

A new feature allows easy integration between your web maps and other systems. Generate links to specific objects on your web maps. Anyone who follows will open the full map centered on a described feature.

These links can be automatically generated within a system that you need to integrate with NextGIS Web.

🔍 Zoom to all layers in the web map

At any moment, while working with the web map, you can return to the default view, where all layers will be fully visible.

💬 Linear and polygonal annotations

In addition to point annotations, you can now add linear and polygonal annotations on a web map.

Annotations are a convenient way to leave comments, remarks, or explanations on a web map, and they can be set as public or private.

  • Customize annotation text: change the size and font features.
  • Customize the appearance of selected areas: change the fill color and outline width and color.

↖️ Now, working with the web map, you can view the current cursor coordinates and map extent

🗺 Limitations by extent when exporting a vector layer from Web GIS

When saving a vector layer on your PC, you have the option to limit its extent. Extent should be specified in degrees.

Besides lines and polygons that are fully within the extent, objects that only intersect the extent boundary are also exported.


💻 Overview of all NextGIS plugins

NextGIS has developed over 20 plugins for QGIS. We derive ideas for new plugins from conversations with our users, so feel free to join our Telegram community and chat about what bother you most.

To make it more convenient for you, we have created video guides for each of our plugins. You can find all the videos in a dedicated playlist on our YouTube channel.

NextGIS Toolbox

🖌 Turn your Google table into a vector layer

The tool creates or updates a point layer based on data from a Google Sheets. The table must contain coordinates of the objects in the ‘lon’ and ‘lat’ fields in degrees. Output layer is saved to your Web GIS.

Try some more new tools:

  • DWG to DXF;
  • Counting intersections with polygon layers;
  • Calculate max distance between polygon nodes;
  • Strip ZM from a vector layer.
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