• Install QGIS, the free desktop GIS
  • Configure your proxy server, if you have one (Settings -> Options -> Network)
  • Open Plugin Dialog (Plugins -> Fetch Python Plugins)
  • Install QGIS Cloud plugin (Plugins -> Filter 'QGIS Cloud' -> Install plugin)
  • Install the OpenLayers plugin (Plugins -> Filter 'OpenLayers' -> Install plugin) for background maps
  • Sign up for a QGIS Cloud account if not already done
  • Log in from the QGIS Cloud plugin
  • Create a map with your own data
  • Tip: read the QGIS documentation and follow a tutorial, if you're not familiar with QGIS
  • Press 'Publish Map' to upload you map
  • Answer 'yes' when asked for saving the project
  • If your project includes local data, you will be asked to upload your data first
  • Note: if you're behind a firewall blocking the DB connection, please contact the QGIS Cloud support
  • After any changes, or when your first data upload has finished, press 'Publish Map' to upload your updated map
  • Open a web browser clicking on the 'Webmap' link on the plugin tab