Download QGIS Software

Desktop GIS software is helpful when trying to make sense of census data. We will use free, open-source QGIS.

How to Download QGIS

QGIS is a free and open source desktop GIS software used to create, edit, visualize, analyze, and publish geospatial information on Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and mobile devices.

How to Download

  1. Visit QGIS.org .

  2. Select Download Now.

  3. Select your desired platform.

Tips

Warning

QGIS can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software error

  • If you get an error message that Apple can’t check the app for malicious software, instead of double-clicking the icon to open the program, instead try right-clicking, and select Open.

  • You should only have to do this the first time you open the software. This message is popping up because the app is not available through the app store; it is developed through the open source GIS community.

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