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GIS (Geographic Information Systems): QGIS


Quantum GIS (QGIS) is an open-source geographic information system software and is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and is freely available for download on any computer or devise. 

QGIS is not only a desktop GIS, it also provides a spatial file browser, a server application, and web applications. QGIS Desktop can create, edit, visualize, analyze and publish geospatial information. It runs Linux, Mac OSX, BSD, Windows, and Android operating systems.

For your Personal Computer 

Download the software for your operating system from the Download QGIS page. You can also download additional python plugins from the QGIS Python Plugins Repository page. 

Access Remotely - Virtual Desktop

Remote Services are resources offered by the University that can be connected to virtually. These include Office Computer Remote Access which allows you to connect to your work computer from anywhere or Virtual Campus Resources which include: Virtual Desktop environments for active students, faculty, and staff to access campus software.

QGIS is available on all virtual desktop environments.

Library Computer Labs

QGIS software available on the UNR Libraries computer labs are listed below:

  1. GIS Depot and Dataworks South Computer Lab in the DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library, Basement Level (10 computers available in GIS Depot and 18 computers available in Dataworks Lab). These computers have ArcGIS Desktop and Pro installed.
  2. Dataworks North Computer lab in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center has ArcGIS Desktop applications. ArcGIS Pro is not available.

Getting Started with QGIS

Learn QGIS with these resources: