QGIS Installers

How to obtain QGIS?

QGIS is freely available on Windows, Linux, MacOS X, BSD, and Android.

We recommend installing the packages of the released software.

To evaluate the upcoming release and to allow non-developers to support development we also provide testing packages (note the warning).

In the feature frozen phase preceding a release (see Release schedule) these packages are effectively pre-releases, which we strongly urge users to test.

Windows

For Windows installers please go to The main installers page.

For new users we recommend the standalone installers.

For more advanced QGIS users you can use the OSGeo4W package, which makes it possible to install several versions in parallel.

The OSGeo4W repository contains a lot of software from OSGeo projects. QGIS and all dependencies are included, along with Python, GRASS, GDAL, etc. The installer is able to install from internet or just download all needed packages beforehand. The downloaded files are kept in a local directory for future installations. Steps are:

  • Download OSGeo4W Installer and start it

  • Select Advanced Install,

  • navigate to the Desktop section and

  • and pick one or more of the following packages:

    Version Package Description
    Latest Release qgis Release
    qgis-rel-dev Nightly build of the upcoming point release
    Long Term Release (available after 2.10 release) qgis-ltr Release
    qgis-ltr-dev Nightly build of the upcoming point long term release
    Development qgis-dev Nightly build of the development version

For users that cannot use OSGeo4W for some reason or just prefer it there is also a weekly snapshot of qgis-dev from OSGeo4W as standalone installer (taken on monday). In the feature freeze phase that also acts as release candidate.

Note the warning.

Note

Don’t blindly do a full install of OSGeo4W. Only install QGIS and maybe other components you like. Dependencies will be included automatically. A full install pulls in components that require third party additions, which need to be installed manually. These components render the installation unusable without those additions.

Linux

Most linux distributions split QGIS into several packages; you’ll probably need qgis and qgis-python (to run plugins). Packages like qgis-grass (or qgis-plugin-grass), qgis-server can be skipped initially, or installed only when you need them.

Below you find instructions to install per distribution. For most distro’s there are instructions to install QGIS stable and instructions to install a cutting edge QGIS testing build (note the warning).

Debian/Ubuntu

Default Debian and Ubuntu software repositories often hold older versions of QGIS.

To have newer versions, you have to add alternative software repositories, by adding one of the deb-lines below to your /etc/apt/sources.list file.

We provide multiple lines of packages for several version of Debian and Ubuntu.

For Ubuntu we also provide packages that are based on ubuntugis, which holds more uptodate versions of other GIS packages than Ubuntu itself. If you want those you also need to include ubuntugis ppa in your /etc/apt/sources.list file.

Lines of packages:

Release Version Description Repository
Latest Release 2.8.x Wien Release http://qgis.org/debian
Release with ubuntugis dependencies http://qgis.org/ubuntugis
Nightly build of upcoming point release http://qgis.org/debian-nightly-release
Nightly build of upcoming point release with ubuntugis dependencies http://qgis.org/ubuntugis-nightly-release
Long Term Release (available after 2.10 release) (2.8.x Wien) Release http://qgis.org/debian-ltr
Release with ubuntugis dependencies http://qgis.org/ubuntugis-ltr
Nightly build of upcoming point release http://qgis.org/debian-nightly-ltr
Nightly build of upcoming point release with ubuntugis dependencies http://qgis.org/ubuntugis-nightly-ltr
Development Version 2.9.x Nightly build http://qgis.org/debian-nightly
Nightly build with ubuntugis dependencies http://qgis.org/ubuntugis-nightly

Supported distribution versions:

Distribution Version Codename Also available based on ubuntugis dependencies?
Debian 7.x wheezy  
8.x jessie
unstable sid
Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) trusty yes
14.10 utopic  
15.04 vivid
12.04 (LTS) precise yes

Add the lines for one of the repositories to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb     *repository* *codename* main
deb-src *repository* *codename* main

Example latest release for Debian jessie:

deb     http://qgis.org/debian jessie main
deb-src http://qgis.org/debian jessie main

If you use one of our ubuntugis based repositories you also need to add following line:

deb     http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable/ubuntu *codename* main

After that type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qgis python-qgis qgis-plugin-grass

Note

Please remove all the QGIS and GRASS packages you may have installed from other repositories before doing the update.

In case of keyserver errors add the qgis.org repository public key to your apt keyring, type:

gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv DD45F6C3
gpg --export --armor DD45F6C3 | sudo apt-key add -

Fedora

QGIS stable

Get packages for any Fedora by typing:

sudo yum update
sudo yum install qgis qgis-python qgis-grass qgis-mapserver

Currently Fedora 20 ships QGIS 2.0 and Fedora 21 ships QGIS 2.6.

There is an alternative repository for QGIS 2.8.1 on Fedora 20 and Fedora 21

sudo wget fedora.vitu.ch/QGIS/qgis.repo -P /etc/yum.repos.d/
sudo rpm --import http://fedora.vitu.ch/Fedora/RPM-GPG-Key-vitu
sudo yum update
sudo yum install qgis qgis-python qgis-grass
# For mapserver on Fedora 20
sudo yum install qgis-mapserver
# For mapserver on Fedora 21
sudo yum install qgis-server

QGIS testing

Note the warning.

A newer version might be available in the testing repository – usually around one week:

yum install --enablerepo=updates-testing qgis qgis-python qgis-grass qgis-mapserver

RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux

QGIS 1.8

Try the ELGIS repository: http://elgis.argeo.org/

QGIS stable

QGIS stable can be installed from an alternative repository. Python support is strongly limited due to old dependencies. Note: It requires, that ELGIS and EPEL are also installed.

sudo wget fedora.vitu.ch/EL/qgis.repo -P /etc/yum.repos.d/
sudo rpm --import http://fedora.vitu.ch/Fedora/RPM-GPG-Key-vitu
sudo yum update
sudo yum install qgis qgis-python qgis-grass qgis-mapserver

openSUSE

QGIS stable

Latest openSUSE package called qgis2 is available for 13.1, 13.2, Factory_PowerPC and Tumbleweed (32 and 64bit). Add the following repository to your installation manager together with the openSUSE VERSION you work with (e.g. openSUSE_13.2).

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Application:/Geo/<VERSION>/

All packages include GRASS and Python support.

QGIS testing

A regularly updated development package from qgis master called qgis-master is available for 13.1, 13.2, Factory_PowerPC and Tumbleweed (32 and 64bit). Add the following repository to your installation manager together with the openSUSE VERSION you work with (e.g. openSUSE_13.1).

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Application:/Geo/<VERSION>/

All packages include GRASS and Python support.

Mandriva

QGIS stable

Current:

urpmi qgis-python qgis-grass

Slackware

QGIS stable

Packages on http://qgis.gotslack.org

ArchLinux

Archlinux users are encouraged to use the Arch User Repository (AUR).

Information about available versions, bugs and archlinux specific instructions can be found at: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?O=0&K=qgis

MacOS X

A single installer package is available for both OS X Lion (10.7) and Snow Leopard (10.6).

QGIS stable

Installing QGIS stable in OS X requires separate installation of several dependency frameworks (GDAL Complete and GSL). GRASS http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/grass is supported with this version. Some common Python modules http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/python are also available for common QGIS plugin requirements.

QGIS download page on KyngChaos http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/qgis (framework requirements listed there) has more information.

QGIS testing

QGIS testing builds (Nightly build) at http://qgis.dakotacarto.com are provided by Dakota Cartography.

Note the warning.

FreeBSD

QGIS stable

To compile QGIS from binary packages type

pkg install qgis

QGIS testing

To compile QGIS from sources in FreeBSD you need to type

cd /usr/ports/graphics/qgis
make install clean

Note the warning.

Android

There is an experimental version available on google play store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.qgis.qgis

Warning

There is currently no support for Android 5. Best support is given for Android 4.3 and 4.4.x. This is a direct port of the QGIS desktop application. It is only slightly optimized for touch devices and therefore needs to be carefully evaluated for its suitability in day-to-day use. There are other apps available which are designed and optimized specifically for touch devices.

QGIS Testing warning

Warning

QGIS testing packages are provided for some platforms in addition to the QGIS stable version. QGIS testing contains unreleased software that is currently being worked on. They are only provided for testing purposes to early adopters to check if bugs have been resolved and that no new bugs have been introduced. Although we carefully try to avoid breakages, it may at any given time not work, or may do bad things to your data. Take care. You have been warned!