Introduction to QGIS Software?

What is QGIS? Where can you get the mapping software and how can one get to install it on their machine?

Interacting with GIS Software?

Get to know where to find what and how to look for what. Get familiar with GIS Software user interface to enable easy navigation.

Creating Your First Map?

What do we do with the software that we have just acquired? Where do we go if we want to create a map and how do we reach to the end?

Publication and Finalization of the Map?

How do we communicate our map data to an audience? How do we share our maps with the public? What are the various formats that we can use
What is QGIS?

According to their website, Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a free and Open Source Geographic Information System which can be used to create, edit, visualize, analyze and publish geospatial information on Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and mobile devices. 

Licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2the QGIS software was started in 2002 by Gary Sherman and in 2007, it became an incubator project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and Version 1.0 was released in January 2009. Over the years, a large group of developers have been working on the project via the Official GitHub repository for QGIS. 

Below we have listed some of the key components and details you need to know about the software. The software,

  • is written in C++, Python & Qt
  • runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android which is currently in Beta mode
  • their official website is found at