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.


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:

    Release Version Package Description
    Latest Release ​ 2.16.x Nødebo qgis Release
    qgis-rel-dev Nightly build of the upcoming point release
    Long Term Release 2.14.x Essen qgis-ltr Release
    qgis-ltr-dev Nightly build of the upcoming point long term release
    Development 2.17 master_2 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.


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.


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).


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 ​ 2.16.x Nødebo 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 2.14.x Essen 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 2.17.x master_2 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 8.x jessie  
testing stretch
unstable sid
Ubuntu 16.04 (LTS) xenial yes
14.04 (LTS) trusty yes
12.04 (LTS) precise [1] yes [2]
[1]only up to QGIS 2.8.x (due to dependency on GEOS 3.4 not available in precise)
[2]only up to QGIS 2.14.x (due to dependency to GDAL >=1.11 not available in precise ubuntugis)

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


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:

wget -O - http://qgis.org/downloads/qgis-2016.gpg.key | gpg --import
gpg --fingerprint 073D307A618E5811

Should output:

pub   2048R/618E5811 2016-08-17 [expires: 2017-08-17]
      Key fingerprint = 942D 6AD5 DF3E 75DE A9AF  72B2 073D 307A 618E 5811
uid                  QGIS Archive Automatic Signing Key (2016) <qgis-developer@lists.osgeo.org>
sub   2048R/D34A963D 2016-08-17

After you have verified the fingerprint you can add the key to apt with:

gpg --export --armor 073D307A618E5811 | sudo apt-key add -

Alternatively you can download the key from a keyserver and add the key to apt in one go (without manual fingerprint verification):

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-key 073D307A618E5811


QGIS stable

Get packages for any Fedora by typing:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install qgis qgis-python qgis-grass qgis-server

There is an alternative repository for QGIS which may provide newer versions https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/neteler/QGIS-2.14-Essen/

sudo dnf copr enable neteler/liblas
sudo dnf copr enable neteler/grass70
sudo dnf copr enable neteler/QGIS-2.14-Essen

sudo dnf install qgis qgis-grass qgis-python

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


QGIS stable

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


All packages include GRASS and Python support.

QGIS LTR (Long Term Release)

Long Term Release package for openSUSE called qgis-ltr is available for 13.1 and 13.2 (32 and 64bit). Add the following repository to your installation manager together with the openSUSE VERSION you work with (e.g. openSUSE_13.2).


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 and 13.2 (32 and 64bit). Add the following repository to your installation manager together with the openSUSE VERSION you work with (e.g. openSUSE_13.2).


All packages include GRASS and Python support.


QGIS stable


urpmi qgis-python qgis-grass


QGIS stable

Packages on http://qgis.gotslack.org


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


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.


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.


There is an experimental version available on google play store.



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


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!