I don’t know if this is a Development issue, properly speaking, but since @mstenta flagged it as such a couple of months ago, i thought this might be the context in which to bring it up again.
To put a finer point on the issue: I want to be able to view landplots in farmOS as filtered by certain classification criteria, such as land-use, irrigation regime, management, etc. I’ve been managing such info in QGIS, but the only connection i’ve been able to make between these two systems is KML export from QGIS -import of which files is how i set up areas in farmOS initially, but that is quite a limited format: really just geolocated vector maps with a Title and Description defined.
In Mike’s summarisation of the issue linked above, he proposed adding a field for land-use to the farmOS schema, but- given that (a) there are a good few other attributes of a landplot that we also are relevant to farmOS application; and (b) that farmOS is not now, nor does it ever aim to be a GIS- my question is: what is the best way to get richer information about landplots that i manage in QGIS to show up in farmOS?
A related issue which i brought up in sidebar chat on last week’s Developer call (thinking it might be relevant to the Mapping issues on @Symbioquine 's agenda, but those were very specific outstanding PRs, i now realise; sorry tor the distraction!) is how to replace the raster basemap image that is farmOS default with more useful imagery that we may have. For example, i’ve got a better (i.e. more current and granular) GeoTIFF from recent aerial drone survey that i’d like to use, but it is 2.5+ gb, and not (yet) online accessible. Did a bit of digging into that COG technology that @paul121 mentioned, but it would involve having a GeoServer instance online that i don’t yet have… But if there’s a low-cost way of bringing such a pipeline for getting both vector AND raster data from my desktop GIS into farmOS, i would love to know about it!