A fully featured, user friendly, open source Geographic Information System (GIS) with similar power to ArcGIS and MapInfo.
- Free • Open Source
- GIS Software
- Map Service
What is QGIS?
QGIS, formerly Quantum GIS, is a user friendly open source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.
QGIS lets you browse, edit and create a variety of vector and raster formats, including ESRI shapefiles, spatial data in PostgreSQL/PostGIS, GRASS vectors and rasters, or GeoTiff. You can create customised plugins and GIS enabled applications using Python or C++. Maps can be compiled for printing using the print composer.
QGIS supports plugins to do things like import of delimited text data, download tracks, routes, and waypoints from your GPS or visualize OGC WMS and WFS layers.
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QGIS deserve a better review, so it goes:
Overall, I like to use QGIS. I work for a urban planning firm and we do a lot of cartographic work using QGIS 3.8. QGIS can be used professionally and academically, for sure.
[Edited by caiocco, September 01]
As a geoscientist this software was the best that showed up in the last decade. Only weak spot of it is the map editor, it still not so much optimized for complex purposes, IMO. In those cases, I rather export a .pdf of the raw data with the grids and do all the rest on Inkscape.
Do not use it a lot but is the GIS software I use most.. allways new features... 5 star for 2.8 version
You get what you pay for. Impossibly lousy by default, and through enormous efforts, and I do mean enormous, one may achieve modest results.