GIS Software

Information about GIS software and applications including both commercial and open source GIS applications. This category covers desktop GIS (Esri’s ArcGIS suite, MapInfo, QGIS, and GRASS) as well as web mapping, GIS apps, mobile GIS, and component GIS.

Screenshot of a raster file geodatabase in QGIS.

How to Use Esri File Geodatabases in QGIS

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn how to load both Esri vector and raster file geodatabases in QGIS.

Screenshot in QGIS of a world map with smiley face emojis mapped across it.

Little Known QGIS Parlor Tricks

Caitlin Dempsey

The coordinate box in QGIS is one place where you can uncover neat little GIS Easter eggs.

A screenshot showing the stylized Q for QGIS with a bold dark blue arrow pointing towards the Applications folder on a Mac.

How to Install QGIS on a Mac Computer

Caitlin Dempsey

Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to install QGIS on a Mac.

Learning GIS Programming

Caitlin Dempsey

Having some competence in programming has become a critical requirement for many geospatial positions. So which languages should you learn for GIS programming?

Screenshot showing three parts of the screen of QField to collect field data.

Collecting GIS Data in the Field Using QGIS and QField

Jeff Oppong

This QGIS tutorial takes you through the steps to synchronize a map project with QField in order to collect GIS data using a mobile device.

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