QGIS Server Simple Browser Plugin

A new server plugin provides quick browsing of a QGIS project and OpenLayers based layers preview.

Today I’m releasing the first version of QGIS Server Simple Browser Plugin, a simple Server plugin that generates a browsable table of contents of the project’s layers and a link to an OpenLayers map.  

How it works

The plugin adds an XSL stylesheet to GetProjectsettings XML response, the generated HTML looks like this:   QGIS Server Browser TOC Tree

The openlayers format

The map preview is generated by adding a new application/openlayers FORMAT option to GetMap requests, the generated map automatically fits to the layer’s extent and has basic GetFeatureInfo capabilities. QGIS Server Browser TOC Preview


The current version only supports EPSG:4326 that must be available (enabled) on the server.

Source code and download

The plugin is available on the official repository: ServerSimpleBrowser The code is on GitHub.

6 Responses to “QGIS Server Simple Browser Plugin”

  • Danny Jensen

    Hey Allesandro. The plugin seems to be broken. “Module object has no attribute. ‘ClassFactory'”. QGIS 2.14.

  • Alessandro Pasotti

    Hi Danny,

    This plugin is for QGIS Server, it has no ClassFactory but ServerClassFactory.

    BTW, I know that I should add a fake one, just to avoid errors/warnings when loaded in QGIS Desktop.

    Thanks for your comment.

  • Danny Jensen

    Ah of course. I´m running my server (Unbuntu 14.04) first by generating the project within QGIS and then placing the project with fcgi-file. I thought I could to the trick within QGIS 2.14 with your plugin.

    – Danny

  • Alessandro Pasotti

    Currently, the plugin has no configuration, that’s why it has no desktop interface.

    BTW, I’m adding a minimal interface (an about window) right now, the error should go away.

    Keep us posted about your experiments with the plugin!