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QGIS is a free, open source, cross platform (lin/win/mac) geographical information system (GIS)

Merge pull request #1943 from sebastic/pyspatialite

Don't build internal pyspatialite on Debian jessie & sid
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Jürgen Fischer jef-n authored
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.tx fix typo in tx config
cmake use PyQt4 where deprecated pyqtconfig is unavailable (fixes #10596 an…
cmake_templates Add unit test for API documentation coverage
debian Don't build internal pyspatialite on Debian jessie & sid, python-pysp…
doc documentation updates
i18n include missing zh-Hans translation
images adding french translators and first fixes for chinese
mac Update Mac bundling for qgis_server lib
ms-windows osgeo4w: also remove nightly shortcuts
postinstall Add cmake option WITH_PY_COMPILE (OFF by default)
python [processing] fix handling of "Check for edge contamination" option in
resources fix format_date example (fixes #12016)
scripts add tagging of long term release
src Merge pull request #1938 from manisandro/dangling
tests Add tests for rotated map
tools remove automake residuals
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.gitignore Add .orig to gitignore
.mailmap Add .mailmap file so that git shortlog reports stats better
.travis.yml Fix failing pal labeling canvas test
BUGS Tweaked BUGS documentation
CMakeLists.txt Bump version to 2.9
CODING Fix include in coding docs
COPYING sync GPL with original
CTestConfig.cmake Inital implementation of test submission to CDash using OTB Dash serv…
ChangeLog changelog update for 2.8
Exception_to_GPL_for_Qt.txt Updated agreement to the GPL exception
INSTALL documentation updates
NEWS documentation updates
PROVENANCE use VSIReadDir() from gdal instead of quazip for listing .zip files a… Update
TODO test commit after repository migration
qbrowser.1 more Quantum GIS => QGIS updates
qgis-test-travis.ctest Revert "Temporarily disable Travis submission to cdash"
qgis-test.ctest.example Inital implementation of test submission to CDash using OTB Dash serv…
qgis.1 - Quantum GIS => QGIS update
qgis.dtd updates to licenses

About QGIS

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QGIS is an Open Source Geographic Information System. The project was born in May of 2002 and was established as a project on SourceForge in June of the same year. We've worked hard to make GIS software (which is traditionally expensive commercial software) a viable prospect for anyone with basic access to a Personal Computer. QGIS currently runs on most Unix platforms, Windows, and OS X. QGIS is developed using the Qt toolkit ( and C++. This means that QGIS feels snappy to use and has a pleasing, easy to use graphical user interface.

QGIS aims to be an easy to use GIS, providing common functions and features. The initial goal was to provide a GIS data viewer. QGIS has reached that point in its evolution and is being used by many for their daily GIS data viewing and editing needs. QGIS supports a number of raster and vector data formats, with new support easily added using the plugin architecture.

QGIS is released under the GNU Public License (GPL) Version 2 or above. Developing QGIS under this license means that you can (if you want to) inspect and modify the source code and guarantees that you, our happy user will always have access to a GIS program that is free of cost and can be freely modified.

Supported raster formats include:

  • Grass
  • ArcInfo binary grid
  • ArcInfo ASCII grid
  • ERDAS Imagine
  • SDTS
  • GeoTiff
  • Tiff with world file

Supported vector formats include:

  • ESRI Shapefiles
  • PostgreSQL/PostGIS
  • Spatialite
  • Other OGR supported formats


Please follow the installation instructions carefully. After extracting the distribution, you can find the HTML version of the installation document in qgis/doc/index.html. The installation document is also available as PDF in the same directory.

Help us

Please submit bug reports using the QGIS bug tracker. When reporting a bug, either login or, if you don't have a qgis trac, provide an email address where we can request additional information.


You can get support in the following ways:

  • Using the QGIS community site at
  • Joining the qgis-users mailing list
  • Using IRC by joining the #qgis channel on Please wait around for a response to your question as many folks on the channel are doing other things and it may take a while for them to notice your question.

QGIS is on GitHub at If you wish to contribute patches you can fork the project, make your changes, commit to your repository, and then issue a pull request. The development team can then review your contribution and commit it upstream as appropriate. See and for more details.

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