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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
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
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and vector data formats, with new support easily added using the plugin

QGIS is released under the GNU Public License (GPL) Version 2. Devloping
QGIS is released under the GNU Public License (GPL) Version 2. 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
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Other OGR supported formats

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

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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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