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QGIS Blueprints

By : Ben Mearns
Book Image

QGIS Blueprints

By: Ben Mearns

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
QGIS Blueprints
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Leaflet and an external API: CartoDB SQL

In the first section, we created a web application using Leaflet and the local GeoJSON files containing our layers. In this section, we will use Leaflet to display data from an external API—CartoDB SQL API. Perform the following steps:

  1. Open the qgis2leaf Export dialog (navigate to Web | qgis2leaf | Exports).

  2. In the qgis2leaf dialog, you can leave the inputs as their default ones. We will be heavily modifying the output code, so this part isn't so important. You may wish to add a basemap; MapQuest Open OSM is a good choice for this.

  3. Take note of the output location.

  4. Click on OK.

  5. Locate index.html in the output directory.

  6. Replace the contents of index.html with the following code (also available at c3/data/web/index.html). This code is identical to the existing index.html with a few modifications. All lines after 25 and the ones below the closing script, body, and HTML tags have been removed. The getToxic function and call have been added. Look for this function...