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 2, the 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 www.qgis.org.