If you find an issue working with QGIS, please
so developers can check and fix it.
There are severalwebsite to search the mailing list archives. For the full list see
The QGIS project aims to provide clear documentation concerning a User guide, GIS concepts, and training material. Writing documentation provides an ideal platform for your first contribution to the project. If you want to join to the documentation effort, you can find a gentle introduction and guidelines here:
The QGIS project provides a gentle GIS introduction, a User Guide, a Coding and Compilation Guide and a API Documentation in english and in some cases also translated into several foreign languages. If you are interested in getting involved with the documentation effort, e.g. translating the english manual into another language, learn how to get started here:
Want to write your own Python plugin? Go here: Developing Python plugins
Want to develop a C++ plugin? Go here: Developing CPP plugins.
A wide range of great plugins exist for QGIS via the QGIS Plugin web portal.
QGIS Core consists on the one hand of the libraries enabling you to build custom tailored application by providing a powerful API. On the other hand it consists of a desktop and server application which expose the possibilities offered by the libraries, offering a user friendly interface.
There are two kinds of financial contributions, we accept:
Sustaining memberships: annual commitments of funds to the project - more information and a list of our sustaining members
Donations: one-time financial contributions to the project - we accept donations via a variety of channels