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GIS at UCD and on the Web: QGIS

UCD Library GIS Guide

About QGIS

QGIS is the leading Free and Open Source Desktop GIS. It allows you to collect, store, manage, visualize, export, analyse and map spatial data. The QGIS project is under very active development by an enthusiastic and engaged developer community with good mechanisms for help via stack exchange, mailing lists and (optionally) through a global network of commercial support providers.

Install QGIS

Install QGIS Version 3.10.4 LTR (Long Term Release)

Download QGIS for your platform here:

QGIS is available on Windows, macOS, Linux and Android.

The long-term repositories currently offer QGIS 3.10.4 'A Coruña'.

Full instructions for downloading QGIS are available here:

There is an old version of QGIS (2.18) available on the UCD IT Services AppsAnywhere service. However, this version is now described as being at End of Life (EOL).

Learning QGIS

There is a comprehensive range of support documentation available on the QGIS website:

This is a link to an introductory workshop from Florida State University on YouTube

YouTube Workshop FSU

This is an introduction to spatial data visualization that includes an intro to QGIS:

These are the slides from my UCD Library QGIS workshop:


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Andrew Clinch
Andrew Clinch
Assistant Librarian
Level 2, UCD James Joyce Library
University College Dublin
Dublin 4
(01) 716 7366