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Free, donations are welcome
QGIS is not designed not for one-off usage but can be used for many years whenever GIS applications are required
QGIS comes with a very thorough documentation and training materials for self-study in various languages. Also various training videos are available online for free.
QGIS supports dxf, shapefiles, coverages, MapInfo, PostGIS and a number of other formats
- Dissemination and communication
- Metropolitan regions
QGIS (previously known as Quantum GIS) is a free and open-source computer application for viewing, editing and analysis of geographical data, i.e. a Geographic Information System (GIS).
According to the QGIS website, this software “is the best GIS tool in the free and open-source software community.” QGIS is licensed under the GNU General Public License and runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android.
Like any full-blown GIS application, it supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities; it can also handle georeferenced images.
Volunteer developers have translated QGIS into 48 languages and the application is used internationally in academic and professional environments.