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GIS portal and Administration part of Extended QGIS Web Client

Built with Codeigniter and Bootstrap.

Client part of EQWC is gisapp

Documentation below is obsolete and needs updating to gisportal v2


  • start page
  • registration
  • single login, browse projects with permission
  • profile page, set own language

Visit Demo for users by Level2


Administrator is every user with admin=true in database.

  • view/create/edit/delete clients/projects/layers
  • set base or overlay layers for project (with order)
  • view/edit/delete users
  • delegate users to project
  • activate available plugins for project
  • upload/download QGIS Project file for QGIS Server
  • use QGIS project templates


Setup v2

You go through this after you setup gisapp!

This code relies on database from gisapp. Make sure you are running latest database version!

  1. Checkout into web root to have gisportal folder beside gisapp folder (EQWC)

    cd /var/www/html/
    git clone

    This got you latest code from master. If you need specific version type:

    cd gisportal
    git checkout v2.0.0
  2. Setup database connection in application/config/database.php

  3. Setup base site URL and default language in application/config/config.php

  4. Copy gisportal_template.php to gisportal.php in application/config/.

  5. Adjust gisportal specific settings in new gisportal.php file.

  6. Upgrade gisapp database with gisportal specifics. Details are in database/readme.txt.

  7. Edit header_logo.png in assets/img folder.

  8. Enable integration with gisportal in gisapp/client_common/settings.js

  9. To preserve session information from gisapp to gisportal you have to edit php.ini and change line = PHPSESSID
    to = sess_

    To match default session time from gisportal (7200 sec) edit line

    session.gc_maxlifetime = 1440
    session.gc_maxlifetime = 7200

    This means that you login to gisportal and then browse all public projects or projects you have permission without new login.

  10. If you want users to confirm their registration by getting email to activate account you need to enable Email service below and set to TRUE option


    in application/third_party/ion_auth/config/ion_auth.php

  11. Navigate browser to http://your-server/gisportal/, you should see login page. Default login is admin, admin.

Email service

You need to configure email for password reset and other email actions from gisportal and gisapp. Current email configuration is for Gmail account to send emails using Google SMTP server. That means you don't need to setup own mail server. Edit application/config/email.php with your own Gmail access.

Test mail - localhost example

If you have problems sending email check this settings for your Google account: Google-account-configuration

Shortening URL

Now your gisportal URL looks like this:


Read Shortening URL on Wiki to remove "/gisportal/index.php", like this:


You can test this on provided Demo link above!


  1. Check if your language exists in system folder.
  2. If not get it from Codeigniter Translations
  3. Create folder with language name in application/language folder.
  4. Copy gisportal_lang.php from any other languages to new language folder and translate contents.
  5. Add new language in config/gisportal.php at the bottom: $config['available_languages']. Here you can also remove unwanted languages.
  6. If you wish you can change default language in application/config/config.php.
  7. Get your language also for Bootstrap Table plugin and copy file to /assets/js/locale/ folder. Rename it to only contain language code, as other files in the folder (remove country code).

Styling top menu (navbar)

You can change black background to default gray by changing



Or add lines below to /assets/css/style.css:

.navbar-inverse {
    background-color: #222;
    border-color: #080808;

And change colors as you wish.


Support this project by DONATING.

You are also welcome to contribute to the project by testing, requesting new features, translating, submitting code, ... Read this tutorial about making changes to repositories.

Thank you!


Thanks to all translators, donators and special thanks to following companies for supporting this project:

  • Swescan, Sweden
  • GEL Consulting group, USA
  • Geonord, Norway
  • soljoy, Austria


Contact us for:

  • support
  • custom development

Uroš Preložnik,


Gisportal (c) 2017 - 2019, Level2 Uroš Preložnik s.p.