Select the QGIS Standalone Installer Version 3.10 (xy bit)
NOTE There are two versions of QGIS available one for 32-bit operating systems and one for 64-bit systems. To find out what system your computer has please see the directions below.
QGIS (formerly called QuantumGIS) is the world's most popular open-source GIS platform. Users of QGIS can benefit from an extensive user-community which provides many tutorials and tech assistance. The software is interoperable with a broad range of proprietary and other open source GIS is is extensible with a wide range of user-generated add-ons.
If you've used other GIS software like ESRI products then QGIS may seem very different at first, but it is generally very easy to acquire a serviceable skill-set.
In this workshop we will be using two datasets (below):
1. First download the data from the links below.
2. Then create a folder on your desktop called QGIS Project
3. Un-compress the data and move into the project folder. Note that the "shape" folder has a second file within it that is also compressed and this file must be un-compressed.4.
5. Move the un-compressed files to the project folder on your desktop.
Using these datasets we will learn some of the basic operations in QGIS through making a population density map of Baltimore City.
Type "Settings" into the windows search bar. Click on the System tab and then the About tab and look for the System Type line.