Install QGIS on Windows

Before you start: If you already have an older version of QGIS installed in your system, you need to uninstall it to avoid dependency related errors. To uninstall, see our uninstallation guide.

  1. Visit the Download page. Click the OSGeo4W Network Installer link to download the installer. The OSGeo4W Network Installer is the preferred way to install QGIS because it ensures you get all the required dependencies for the software.

  1. Once downloaded, double-click the osgeo4w-setup.exe to launch the installer.

3. In the OSGeo4W Setup window, choose Express Install and click Next. If you are prompted to Choose a Download Site, select and click Next.

  1. Select QGIS LTR and click Next.

  1. Accept all the terms and conditions and click Next. You will have to accept terms for some non open-source packages.

  1. Download will begin.

  1. Once the download gets completed, search for QGIS in the Windows Start Menu and choose the QGIS Desktop 3.34, click Open.

You may have a slightly different minor version than shown here. As long as the version number starts with 3.34, it should be fine.

Install QGIS on Mac

  1. Visit the Download page. Go to Download for macOS under Installation Downloads. Click on the link with the text Looking for the most stable version? Get QGIS 3.34 LTR to start the download.

  1. Once downloaded, double-click the qgis-macos-ltr.dmg file to open the package. Drag the QGIS-LTR icon to the Applications folder.

  1. It will copy QGIS to the Application folder. This process can take up to 15 minutes.

  1. Once finished, Go to the Applications folder. Find the QGIS-LTR application and double-click to launch it.

  1. The first time you launch the program, you will get a warning that “QGIS-LTR” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check for malicious software. Click OK.

  1. Go to Preferences → Security & Privacy → General. (On newer versions of MacOS, the setting has been moved to System Settings → Privacy & Security → Security). Click the Open Anyway button to launch QGIS. You may have to click the Lock icon and enter your password to enable the button. This step needs to be done only once. The next time, you can launch QGIS-LTR directly from the Applications folder.

Install QGIS on Ubuntu

QGIS-LTR packages are provided on a variety of Ubuntu versions. The instructions provided here are forUbuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish, but they should work on other versions as well.

  1. Open a terminal. First install some required packages. Run the following command. You will be prompted for a confirmation, type Y and press Enter.
sudo apt install gnupg software-properties-common

  1. Next we install the QGIS Signing Key, so QGIS software from the QGIS repo will be trusted and installed
sudo mkdir -m755 -p /etc/apt/keyrings
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/keyrings/qgis-archive-keyring.gpg

  1. Now we need the QGIS-LTR repository for the Ubuntu version you are using. Note that the LTR packages are in the repository. If you want the latest version of QGIS instead of LTR, replace it with First run lsb_release -cs to check the name of your version. You will need to use that name in the next step. Next, we need to add a new file with the details of the QGIS repository. Here we are using the nano editor to edit the file.
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qgis.sources

  1. Paste the following content in the editor. Remember to change jammy with the name of your ubuntu version. After that press Ctrl+O (Save), now you will be prompted to give a file name. Leave it to default and press Enter, then press Ctrl+X (Exit).
Types: deb deb-src
Suites: jammy
Architectures: amd64
Components: main
Signed-By: /etc/apt/keyrings/qgis-archive-keyring.gpg

  1. Update your repository to fetch the information from the newly added repository.
sudo apt-get update

  1. Once updated, you can install the qgis package. The qgis-plugin-grass is also recommended to get access to GRASS tools within QGIS. You will be prompted for a confirmation, type Y and press Enter.
sudo apt install qgis qgis-plugin-grass

  1. From Ubuntu Desktop, click the Show Applications button and locate the QGIS application. Click to launch it.

  1. You now have QGIS-LTR version 3.34 running on your Ubuntu system.

Install QGIS on Linux

QGIS is supported on many linux flavors.

If your distribution does not have a QGIS package, or you are having difficulty with the installation, you can install QGIS via Conda. This is also the preferred method for PyQGIS Development. You not only get all the Python bindings, but also a full QGIS installation with the user interface. Please follow the Using QGIS from Conda guide by Alexander Neto.

To install the QGIS-LTR version from Conda, you must specify the full version name.

conda install qgis=3.34.4 --c conda-forge 

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