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Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software

QGIS Background

To work with spatial data properly you need true GIS software installed on a computer. If you need true GIS software, there is more than one free version available - GIS Ag Maps prefers QGIS software (QGIS homepage; opens in new tab). QGIS has an estimated hundreds of thousands of users and contributers around the world other users (QGIS, 2016). You can download 64-bit versions of QGIS from this website through the link below - both had clean scans with Webroot SecureAnywhere 9.0.23.32 Anti-Virus software. To check if a computer's operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit (most recent to fairly recent versions are 64-bit) in windows, try right-clicking on the lower left hand corner of the screen, then click system; if this does not work, simply look up the process for your computer on-line.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE WHERE A QGIS 64-BIT VERSION THAT DID NOT HAVE MALWARE DETECTED BY WEBROOT CAN BE DOWNLOADED.

(As is noted on the download page that can be accessed through download page above, the 32-bit version had malware detected on the first installation try and errors on the next two. We did not include the 32-bit version on the download page.)

 

* THE GRAPHICS BELOW SHOW VERSION 2.18.2-1; WE NOW RECOMMEND VERSION 2.18.25-1 AND INCLUDE IT ON THE DOWNLOAD PAGE. FOLLOW THE SAME STEPS BELOW TO DOWNLOAD VERSION 2.18.25-1. WE STILL RECOMMEND THE VERSION 2 SERIES (RATHER THAN VERSION 3, WHICH IS NOW AVAILABLE FROM QGIS), BECAUSE THE QGIS USER GUIDE AND TRAINING MANUAL IS DESIGNED FOR THE VERSION 2 SERIES *

DOWNLOADING STEPS

Steps to download the QGIS 64-bit version that can be downloaded from this website are shown first; steps to download the latest version from the QGIS website will be shown after.

1) Open the GIS Software folder in the Free section, and access the QGIS (user-friendly) page.

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software 

2) Click the link highlighted in green below to access QGIS download website page.

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software

 

3) Click the QGIS download link (highlighted green) to start the download process.

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software

 

4) Click the Save File button. It is important to set your web browser to asked you where you want to save a file. Make sure your browser is set this way. Imagery dataset can be quite large, so you will want them to download directly into a proper folder. This is a simple task; for example, in Mozilla Firefox, simply click the three parallel bars at the top right, then click Options the click the button for Always ask me where to save files.

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software

 

5) Click "Yes" when this appears.

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software

6) Click "Next" here.

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software

7) Click "I Agree" on this one.

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software 

8) And click "Next" on this one.

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9) Click "Install".

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software

10) Click "Finish".

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software

11) This folder will appear on your screen. Double-click it.

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software

12) Then double-click QGIS Desktop 2.18.2 to open the software.

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software

This will appear when the program is opening.

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software

Then the QGIS window will open. You can view the "QGIS Tips!" or close it. The yellow banner at the bottom will go when you add data.

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software

 

 DOWNLOADING STEPS FROM QGIS WEBSITE (THE MOST RECENT VERSION IS DIFFERENT THAN SHOWN IN GRAPHIC BELOW)

1) Click the QGIS link (highlighted green) to access QGIS webiste (opens in new tab).

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software

 

2) QGIS homepage is shown below. You may have to scroll down a small amount to access download buttons.

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software

 

3) Scrolled down to access "Download Now" button - click button.

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software4) Download the 32 bit or 64 bit version (check your computer system to determine if you system is 32 or 64 bit, as explained in the second paragraph near the top). Repeat Step 1-12 above.

Course 1A - Downloading and Installing Free QGIS software


References

QGIS. 2016. QGIS website blog posted in 2016; cited at: http://blog.qgis.org/2016/04/23/promoting-and-using-qgis-for-the-enterprise/