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QField Documentation

This is the documentation for the QField Ecosystem composed by QField, QFieldCloud and QFieldSync. The documentation is deployed here.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, feel free to use it accordingly and to contribute back your updates via a pull request.

CC BY-SA 4.0


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The documentation is structured in four separated topics:

  • Get Started
  • How-to guides
  • Technical references
  • Background information

Get Started

Contains lessons that take the reader by the hand through a series of steps to complete a project of some kind. They are what your project needs in order to show a beginner that they can achieve something with it.

They are wholly learning-oriented, and specifically, they are oriented towards learning how rather than learning that.

How-to guides

How-to guides take the reader through the steps required to solve a real-world problem.

They are recipes, directions to achieve a specific end - for example: how to create a web form; how to plot a three-dimensional data-set; how to enable LDAP authentication.

Technical references

Reference guides are technical descriptions of the machinery and how to operate it.

Reference guides have one job only: to describe. They are code-determined, because ultimately that’s what they describe: key classes, functions, APIs, and so they should list things like functions, fields, attributes and methods, and set out how to use them.

Background information

Explanation to clarify and illuminate a particular topic. They broaden the documentation’s coverage of a topic.


The documentation is written in English and managed in this git repository. The latest version of the documentation is automatically built by a Github action and published on the links above.

Translation is done via transifex. The latest translations are pulled and built on a daily basis (using GitHub actions).


QField is a community driven open source project. As such we are very happy to get your help and feedback.

Therefore we appreciate if you can help us by

  • Documenting features (in English)
  • Improving the documentation (in English)
  • Translate it to your language

Documentation process

Note: You will need a github account for this.

Navigate to and click the Fork link on the top right. You now have your own copy of the documentation on which you can work and cannot do any damage, feel free to experiment. If you want more information about forking you can find it here.

You most likely want to make changes to the files in the folder en. That's where all the real documentation text is located.

Testing your changes

pipenv install -r requirements.txt
pipenv run mkdocs serve

The local doc will be available at http://localhost:8000

Contribute changes

Once you have made changes which you would like to contribute back to the main documentation, please make a pull request.

Translation process

Note: You will need to have a transifex account for this.

Navigate to our transifex project and click on the language you would like to translate. You will see a link Join Team. Click it and wait for approval (you will receive an email).

Once you receive the email you can head back to the transifex project page, click on your language again and then will have the possibility to choose a documentation chapter to translate. There is a Translate button after choosing a chapter.

If your language is not yet available, we will happily add it for you. Just open an issue and tell us which language you would like to translate it to.