User Groups

Current list of QGIS user groups

Registered 2016 or earlier

Contact: Arthur Nanni
Contact: Jacob Arpe
Contact: Simon Miles
Contact: Thomas Schüttenberg
Contact: Matteo Ghetta
Contact: Kosuke ASAHI
Contact: Anibal Alarcon
Contact: Milena Nowotarska
Contact: João Gaspar
Contact: Ross McDonald
Contact: Isabel Kiefer
Contact: Kevin Williams
Contact: Brent Wood –> REMOVED in 2018

Registered 2017

Contact: Antonio Armas Diaz
Contact: Admire Nyakudya
Contact: Harrissou Sant-anna
Contact: Karl-Magnus Jönsson
Contact: Benard Mitto
Contact: Emma Hain
Contact: Kurt Menke
Contact: Hennessy Amor Becerra Ayala
Contact: Zurab Archvadze –> REMOVED in 2018

Registered 2018

Contact: Tudor Bărăscu
Contact: Carlos López Quintanilla
Contact: Germán Carrillo

Removed 2018

Contact: Brent Wood
Contact: Zurab Archvadze

Registered 2020

Contact: Raymond Nijssen
Contact: Hennessy Amor Becerra Ayala
Contact: Ismail Sunni
Contact: Jana Michalkova
Contact: Adrián Benavides

Registered 2021

Contact: Paul Stampfl
Contact: Enock Seth Nyamador

Registered 2022

Contact: Ariel Anthieni

Goals of a user group

  • Organization of user meetings

  • Coordination of development, with an emphasis on regional/national standards and requirements

  • QGIS information dissemination: meetings, articles in GIS magazines, QGIS information in social media, GIS discussion boards, etc.

  • Collection of case studies of local QGIS usage

  • Sponsoring: local user groups are encouraged to collect reasonable annual membership fees (depending on the country). These collected funds can be used to fund the development of relevant features, help with bug-fixing or as a donation to the international QGIS project.

  • Establishment of interest groups, e.g. surveying, urban planning, server/web client, etc.

  • Initialization/coordination of application modules, e.g. surveying, urban planning, server/web client, etc.

  • Electing a representative to act as a QGIS Country Voting Member

General assumptions/recommendations

  • local user groups should stay vendor/company neutral

  • establish democratic structures for the local steering committee, voting and making important decisions

  • stay transparent, especially if you deal with membership-fees and how you spend them

  • inform the international project from time to time about your local activities


Depending on your country, a smaller legal entity, e.g. an association or non-profit organisation, can be established. Depending on local legislation, such an entity implies that you meet at least once per year (general assembly), publish a yearly report and make the financial report available to your members. Often it also implies the creation of statutes.

Statutes of the Swiss QGIS user group as an example:

Membership application forms:

You can use these statutes and membership application forms as a reference and change them as needed for your local situation.

Local Country domain qgis.xx

It is recommended to register your local country domains, e.g. or If the domain is already taken by other organization, company or person, please negotiate if you can transfer the owner to the local QGIS user group. The QGIS international project has registered QGIS as a trademark, which should help you during your negotiations.


Your local user group website should be used to publish any material in relation to the information and management of the user group. Examples include the user meetings, case study, shared material, discussion boards, etc. Public material should be available without login requirements (e.g. do not require interested people to be a member of a social media network like Facebook or Google+). Usage of social media is recommended but should not be the only channel of information. RSS feeds should be made available at the Website of the QGIS user group.

Good luck with organizing your local user group! Please inform the international QGIS team by registering at the QGIS community list and reporting about your progress. Please do not hesitate to ask questions regarding the establishment and maintenance of your local user group.

Website template

If you do not wish to host and design your website from scratch, you can use the template provided at