QGIS is a cross-platform Open Source Geographic Information system.
For Linux, Windows, OSX, BSD and beta Android.
Check out our visual changelog, for what is changed since QGIS 1.8
QGIS has a plugin architecture. This allows many new features/functions to be easily added to the application.
The integrated plugin manager in QGIS lets you download and install from a vast collection of free plugins.
QGIS provides a wide and growing range of capabilities via its core functions and plugins. You can visualize, manage, edit, analyse data, and compose printable maps. Get a first impression with a more detailed feature list.
There are several QGIS mailing lists, IRC channels, forums and user groups you can use to get help from fellow users and developers.
Read what the QGIS Community is doing around the world.
Get the QGIS 2.0 brochure:
for a high-resolution print version get:
Brochure print version (15MB)
QGIS is an entirely Open Source project. QGIS development is carried out largely by a group of volunteers, that in time have built up a large, valuable and useful code base, free to use and improve for everybody.
Do you plan to use QGIS in your company or organization, but worry about whether there is commercial support available? Here is an alphabetical list of support contractors.