Quantum GIS

Quantum GIS -> QGIS

QGIS (Formerly know as Quantum GIS) is an open source, community driven Geographic Information System (GIS) that runs on Linux, Windows and MacOS.

The desktop GIS offers organisations a real alternative or supplement to otherwise expensive vendor based licencing.

QGIS is a fully functioning desktop GIS and includes all the features that spatial professionals and general users would expect such as importing data from multiple sources, digitising, editing, on the fly reprojection, data analysis, geoprocessing, database connectivity and raster processing. The highly capable print layout functionality is intuative and easy for new users to create professional looking maps. It is now also possible to leverage a centralised spatial database stored in a non-proprietry format using a variety of applications including open source solutions such as QGIS and traditional vendor based products. More information about QGIS can be found at the website QGIS.


QGIS has no associated licensing costs as it is licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).

Local Government Sites

The list below is auto-generated. All Council pages with a "qgis" tag are included.

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. QGIS Website
  2. QGIS Kickstart (Training & Support)
  3. Google Search (QGIS)
  4. Google Search (Quantum GIS)
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