QGIS is a user friendly, Open Source GIS client where you can visualize, manage, edit, analyse data and compose printable maps. It runs on Linux, macOS, and Windows and supports numerous vector, raster and database formats and functionality.


Friendly graphical user interface

  • identify / select objects
  • Edit / search / view attributes
  • On the fly Projection
  • Mail merge layouts
  • Object labeling
  • Symbolization vector / raster
  • and much more …

Easy viewing of many vector and raster formats

  • PostgreSQL / PostGIS database tables
  • Oracle Spatial Database Tables
  • Many vector formats: including ESRI Shape, MapInfo, SDTS and GML
  • Around 70 raster formats such as elevation models, aerial photographs or satellite imagery
  • On the fly raster resampling
  • OGC-compliant WMS, WMTS, WFS, WFS-T

Create, edit, and export spatial data using

  • Digitizing many vector formats
  • Georeferencing
  • GPS tools for direct connection to GPS receiver

Perform spatial analysis using the Processing Framework

  • Map Algebra
  • Surface analysis
  • Hydrological modeling
  • network analysis
  • and many more

Publish to the internet

  • Publish your maps with QGIS Cloud

Extensible plugin architecture

  • Make use of more than 200 user contributed plugins
  • Development of plugins with Python or C ++