QGIS is a free, open source, cross platform (lin/win/mac) geographical information system (GIS)
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Latest commit bb9e276 Oct 24, 2016 @nyalldawson nyalldawson committed on GitHub Merge pull request #3660 from nyalldawson/qstringallc
Fix literal QString construction for Qt5/c++11
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.tx fix transifex configuration (followup bc042a5) Feb 26, 2016
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cmake msvc: use /bigobj for sip modules Oct 22, 2016
cmake_templates debian packaging update: add experimental build Sep 25, 2016
debian debian packaging: add support for yakkety Oct 14, 2016
doc QgsVectorDataProvider API cleanup Oct 22, 2016
i18n remove pngs which are available as svg Sep 11, 2016
images Use toolbar or status bar for snapping config Oct 20, 2016
mac update configuration settings to qgis3 Oct 6, 2016
ms-windows msvc: use /bigobj for sip modules Oct 22, 2016
postinstall Add cmake option WITH_PY_COMPILE (OFF by default) Oct 26, 2012
python Add QgsTextFormatPanelWidget for text format control inside panel Oct 24, 2016
resources fix translation strings Oct 20, 2016
rpm ensure python-requests is available in the build Aug 1, 2016
scripts release.pl: stay on same master* branch Oct 22, 2016
src Fix most clazy qstring-unneeded-heap-allocations warnings Oct 24, 2016
tests Fix most clazy qstring-unneeded-heap-allocations warnings Oct 24, 2016
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BUGS Tweaked BUGS documentation Sep 10, 2013
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CONTRIBUTE.md Add CONTRIBUTE.md to help new contributors. (#2581) May 31, 2016
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CTestConfig.cmake CDash submissions should be done with https now Sep 30, 2016
ChangeLog changelog and news update for 2.16 Jul 8, 2016
Exception_to_GPL_for_Qt.txt Updated agreement to the GPL exception May 13, 2005
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PROVENANCE use VSIReadDir() from gdal instead of quazip for listing .zip files a… May 8, 2012
README.md in readme: addded geopackage as data source + macOS naming (#3394) Aug 16, 2016
qbrowser.1 more Quantum GIS => QGIS updates May 30, 2013
qgis-test-travis.ctest [travis] Run tests even with build failures on osx May 15, 2016
qgis-test.ctest.example Inital implementation of test submission to CDash using OTB Dash serv… Apr 14, 2012
qgis.1 - Quantum GIS => QGIS update May 20, 2013
qgis.dtd updates to licenses Dec 11, 2012


About QGIS

Build Status

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 (macOS/OS X included) and Windows. QGIS is developed using the Qt toolkit (http://qt.io) 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
  • WMS, WCS

Supported vector formats include:


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 http://qgis.org
  • Joining the qgis-users mailing list
  • Using IRC by joining the #qgis channel on irc.freenode.net. 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.
  • Join the Gitter chat.


QGIS is on GitHub at https://github.com/qgis/QGIS. 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. If you commit a new feature, add [FEATURE] to your commit message AND give a clear description of the new feature. A webhook will automatically create an issue on the QGIS-Documentation repo to tell people to write about it.

If you are not a developer, there are many other possibilities which do not require programing skills to help QGIS to evolve. Check our project homepage for more information.