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README for QGIS version 1.4 'Enceladus'
README for QGIS
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Quantum GIS (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 traditionaly 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 (http://www.trolltech.com) and C++. This
developed using the Qt toolkit (http://qt.nokia.com) 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 needs. QGIS supports a number of raster and
vector data formats, with new support easily added using the plugin
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). Devloping 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.
QGIS is released under the GNU Public License (GPL) Version 2. Devloping
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
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ESRI Shapefiles
PostgreSQL/PostGIS
GRASS

Spatialite
Other OGR supported formats

NOTE -- Please follow the installation instructions carefully.
After untarring the distribution, you can find the HTML version of the

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