GIS Software


A Free and Open Source Geographic Information System

Create, edit, visualise, analyse and publish geospatial information on Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD (Android)
For your desktop, server, in your web browser and as developer libraries

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QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.

Supported by a Community of Programmers

QGIS community

QGIS is a volunteer driven project. Contributions to the project in the form of code contributions, bug fixes, bug reports, contributed documentation, advocacy and supporting other users on the mailing lists and

Supported by International Sponsors and Donors

Office of Public Works, Ireland, Ireland (12.2014-12.2016) 
GAIA mbh, Germany (11.2015-11.2016) 
Sourcepole AG, Switzerland (10.2014-10.2016)
AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland (06.2015-06.2016)
State of Vorarlberg, Austria (03.2013-05.2016)  
Teaching Jobs with Footprints, Canada (04.2016-04-2017)
National Parks UK, United Kingdom (03.2016-03-2017)   
KBB Underground Technologies, Germany (03.2014-03.2017)
BGEO OPEN GIS, SL, Spain (03.2016-03-2017)   
Ager Technology, Spain (03.2014-03.2017)
Asociación Geoinnova, Spain (03.2016-03-2017)   
Gis3W, Italy (01.2014-01.2017)
GIS-Support, Poland (02.2015-03-2017), Italy (01.2014-03.2017)
Chartwell Consultants Ltd., Canada (03.2015-03.2017)
Trage Wegen vzw, Belgium (03.2015-03.2017)
GKG Kassel,(Dr.-Ing. Claas Leiner), Germany (03.2014-03.2017)   
CawdorForestry Resource Management, Scotland (02.2016-02.2017)
ChameleonJohn, USA (02.2016-02.2017)
2D3D.GIS, France (12.2015-12.2016)
Dr. Kerth + Lampe Geo-Infometric GmbH, Germany (12.2015-12.2016)
MappingGIS, Spain (11.2015-11.2016), Estonia (12.2015-12.2016)   
Urbsol, Australia (11.2014-11.2016)
Lutra Consulting, UK (10.2015-10.2016
WhereGroup GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (08.2015-08.2016)    
Nicholas Pearson Associates, UK (07.2015-07.2016)  
QGIS Polska, Poland (07.2015-07.2016), Italy (06.2015-06.2016), Australia (05.2012-05.2013+06.2015-06-2016)
Gaia3D, Inc., South Korea (05.2015-05.2016)
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, UK (04.2015-04.2016)

A Global Community of Users

Map of users between Oct 23, 2011 and Dec 17, 2011 who downloaded the PyQGIS plugin.  Source

A Growing Community of User Groups

QGIS US User Group 
QGIS Australian & New Zealand User Group
QGIS UK User Group
QGIS Italy User Group
NIWA QGIS User Group
QGIS Portugal User Group 
Puget Sound QGIS
QGIS Switzerland User Group

Universities Who Use QGIS

This is a very small sampling of universities across the Globe who use QGIS

Columbia University
Cornell University
Duke University 
George Mason University
Harvard University  
Michigan State University 
University of Colorado 
University of Michigan

Brock University
University of Toronto   

University of Cape Town  

Nusa Cendana University, Indonesia
Padang State University, Indonesia  

Maynooth University, Ireland
Stockholm University, Sweden
University of Copenhagen, Denmark   

Newcastle University 
University of Leicester
University of Southampton
University of Sussex   

University of Sydney, Australia

Download QGIS


QGIS provides a continously growing number of capabilities provided by core functions and plugins. You can visualize, manage, edit, analyse data, and compose printable maps. Get a first impression with a more detailed feature list.

Plugins extend the use of QGIS to include batch geocoding of global address information.

Take the QGIS feature tour



QGIS user guide    
Training Manual    
QGIS tutorials

QGIS blogs     
QGIS books

Community support  
Commercial support

Plugin repository