About QGIS

QGIS is an open-source GIS solution that helps businesses streamline processes related to map creation, data exporting, map labeling, spatial analysis, and more on a centralized platform. It enables staff members to utilize a drag-and-drop interface to compose maps with multiple custom layers, such as roads, rivers, protected areas, water, buildings, and other elements.

QGIS allows team members to create map labels with custom titles, descriptions, fonts, size, colors, opacity, and placement. The print layout option lets employees create multiple templates with specific item properties, add and edit maps, and export maps in multiple file formats, including SVG, PDF, or image. Additionally, with the vector analysis tool, supervisors can create projections, trans...


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22 Reviews of QGIS

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.62 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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November 2019

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Tharindu from Water Supply & Sanitation Improvement Project

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Civil Engineering

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2019

QGIS - The Best GIS Platform

After starting with QGIS, my design flow in QGIS involves over 80% of the total work. Before QGIS, creation of pipe lines, adding lengths manually, introducing elevations to thousands of notes along with demands usually consumed over a month for each scheme. But with QGIS, the time requirement changed to a matter of hours, which is unbelievable. Pipelines are automatically generated with exported shape files, demands are exported with demand buffers, which are created and managed in QGIS and all elevation data sets are all there in the same project.

Pros

QGIS is a free software, with exceptional customization as well as some amazing built-in features. Compared to most other GIS platforms including paid ones, QGIS offers a hassle free user experience since we can handle/ manage all our files within a single interface such as creating-converting-managing all data layers very easily. The other major upside is the availability of a ton of third party plug ins, which will help you do almost everything you need. As a daily user of the software, QGIS has become an integral part of my design workflow in modelling and managing water supply pipe networks. With the latest QGIS 3, we received many new features to further enhance the level of presentation compared to what it offered before. This was a very nice surprise and a much welcomed bonus to all users.

Cons

Unlike many free apps, there are literally no downsides to using QGIS compared to the alternatives.

Reasons for Choosing QGIS

In my opinion, QGIS is the best platform, that offers all the customization you will ever need with a massive amount of built-in and third party plugins.

Reasons for Switching to QGIS

Mainly, QGIS offered an all in one solution, compared to arc map - arc toolbox - arc catalog combined workflow, which was simple and smooth. Not to mention, QGIS is totally free

November 2019

Mauricio from Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2019

QGIS, a Geographic Information System for data visualization and analysis

I have generated a series of dashboards capable of creating geostatistical maps, all are visible in my linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mauriciomarquezgoa/

Pros

It is a free, intuitive, easy-to-use software, with a lot of documentation on the web, capable of solving complex spatial data problems. Add-ons make it the best free GIS on the web.

Cons

The map composer has an extension called Atlas which is able to add HTML elements, Javascript among others that allow expressions and function to make intersections to the flight that give a great dynamism to the configured maps.

Reasons for Switching to QGIS

For the cost of the software license and because I did not obtain the documentation that allows me to resolve the contracts they had when using it.

August 2020

COOPER from Freelancer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Architecture & Planning

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2020

Hard to use

I will never use Qgis again if i have a choice, the overall stability of the software really contributed to it's downfall.

Pros

Qgis is a free, open source software, so the price is literally unbeatable.

Cons

While the features of Qgis are adequate for most GIS tasks, however the stability of the software really ruins the experience. The amount of times the software crashed, on several different PC's is unacceptable.

November 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2020

Excellent Open Source GIS software

I have loved discovering this software. It is all that I had hoped I could find since ESRI products are so so expensive and it is my budget. But QGIS days everything I need for professional mapping and analysis.

Pros

This is a full-featured, intuitive GIS software with many devoted users who develop add ons for some many situations. The software is updated regularly. It connects to all the databases and sources I need.

Cons

The installation is a little difficult at times and it requires uninstalling the previous version. The tool bar graphics can look a little dated graphically.

Reasons for Choosing QGIS

The price, the functionality, the ability to just start using it

Reasons for Switching to QGIS

ESRI is way too expensive for a small start up like myself. QGIS does what I need for a donation.

July 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2021

Ideal para quem está iniciando no mercado de Mapas

Elaboro mapas auxiliares para um Projeto Social com moradores de rua de minha cidade, e os recursos que o Qgis me disponibiliza conseguimos mapear os bairros com as suas demais características.

Pros

O produto é intuitivo para alguns recursos, mas o usuário pode encontrar vários tutoriais fáceis na internet de como explorar melhor os demais recursos. Recomendo estar sempre atentos nas novas atualizações e versões do programa. A montagem de Mapas de Cidades é excelente através do QGis, e se bem utilizado consegue-se um produto final excelente.

Cons

No início tive dificuldade em entender como funcionava a sobreposição de malhas, creio que seja confuso para o iniciante entender como de fato desativá-las ou ativá-las!

Reasons for Choosing QGIS

Tive dificuldade na instalação do ArcGIS e por isso comecei a explorar o QGIS primeiro!