QGIS (formerly known as Quantum GIS) is a popular open source GIS software application. QGIS can be downloaded for free.

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Open Source GIS and Freeware GIS Applications

An open source application by definition is software that you can freely access and modify the source code for. Open source projects typically are worked on by a community of volunteer programmers.  Open source GIS programs are based on different base programming languages.  Three main groups of open source GIS […]

Free QGIS Video Tutorial

Discover Spatial is offering a free five lesson QGIS video tutorial.  Aimed towards those interested in learning more about this open source GIS software, the tutorials cover the following areas: Why QGIS?, Identifying the main elements of the QGIS interface, Loading Shapefiles, Creating a map, Advanced styling techniques, Classifying vector data, Preparing a map for export & […]

Creating Dynamic Maps in QGIS Using Python: QGIS Python Programming CookBook

Learn how to use Python to create dynamic maps in QGIS with this free preview chapter of QGIS Python Programming CookBook. With 140 short, reusable recipes to automate geospatial processes in QGIS, the QGIS Python Programming CookBook teaches readers how to use Python and QGIS to create and transform data, produce appealing GIS visualizations, and build […]