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This package was approved as a trusted package on 6/1/2019.

QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.

General Features

  • View data -- Spatially-enabled tables and views, vector formats, raster and imagery formats, GRASS raster and vector data and online spatial data.
  • Explore data and compose maps -- Interactively explore spatial data with a friendly GUI with many helpful tools.
  • Create, edit, manage and export data -- Vector and raster layers in several formats.
  • Analyze data -- vector analysis, sampling, geoprocessing, geometry and database management tools including the complete GRASS functionality of more than 400 modules.
  • Publish maps on the Internet -- QGIS can be used as a WMS, WMTS, WMS-C or WFS and WFS-T client, and as a WMS, WCS or WFS server.
  • Extensible functionality through plugins
  • Python console

This package will install the "Latest Release" version of QGIS with the richest feature set. If you want to install a version with more more stability but less features, try the package for QGIS-Long Term Release. These packages can now co-exist!

Keeping old releases

Upon installation/upgrade, this package will attempt to remove the newest installed version of QGIS. (It will not remove LTR versions installed via the Chocolatey package.) If you would like to skip the uninstallation of older versions, use the a "Keep" package parameter as follows:

choco install qgis -params '"/Keep"'

This parameter will be ignored if the newest version has the same major.minor value as this package because the QGIS installer won't allow two different builds of the same major.minor release. (I.E. Version 3.0.1 has the same "3.0" as version 3.0.3.) This parameter would allow you to keep a v2.18.x install of QGIS when upgrading to a v3.0.x package.

Uninstallation should remove only the installed, Chocolatey package version.

To install QGIS, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install qgis

To upgrade QGIS, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade qgis


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $NewRelease = $env:ChocolateyPackageVersion
    $LTRversion = '3.4.8'
    $InstallArgs = @{
       packageName    = 'qgis'
       fileType       = 'EXE'
       softwareName   = "$env:ChocolateyPackageName $env:ChocolateyPackageVersion*"
       url            = ''
       url64bit       = ''
       checksumType   = 'sha256'
       checksum       = 'f17e1a770a20e9d9bbf550909d7ec02a5a1bcfade620b5303e0d27961525df4e'
       checksum64     = '38a6d296a2713629b1675a0ebb7ef9004aa11c38110be1f87e5472b0b2bb3e8d'
       silentArgs     = '/S'
       validExitCodes = @(0)
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    # QGIS install is best done with older versions uninstalled
    [array]$Keys = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName "QGIS *"
    if ($Keys) {
       $TargetKey = $null
       if ($Keys.Count -gt 1) {
          Write-Warning "Multiple, previously-installed versions of QGIS found."
          # Find the most recent version
          $TargetVersion = [version]'0.0'
          Foreach ($key in $Keys) {
             $v = [version]($key.DisplayName -replace '[^0-9.]','')
             if ($v -ge $TargetVersion) { 
                $TargetVersion = $v 
                $TargetKey = $key
       } elseif ($Keys.Count -eq 1) {
          $TargetKey = $Keys[0]
          $TargetVersion = [version]($TargetKey.DisplayName -replace '[^0-9.]','')
       $PkgShortVersion = [version](([version]$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion).tostring(2))
       If ($TargetVersion -le [version]$LTRversion) {
          # Want to avoid removing QGIS-LTR package installs
          if (Test-Path ($env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "-ltr")) {
             $nuspec = Get-ChildItem ($env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "-ltr") -Filter "*.nuspec" | Select-Object -First 1
             $text = (Get-Content $nuspec.fullname | Select-String '<version>[0-9.]*</version>').Matches.Value
             $LTRPkgShortVer = [version]([version]($text -replace '[^0-9.]','').ToString(2))
             if ($LTRPkgShortVer -ge [version]($TargetVersion.tostring(2))) {
                # QGIS may have changed major.minor version.  
                # If newest install conflicts with LTR install don't uninstall.
                $TargetKey = $null
                If ($LTRPkgShortVer -ge $PkgShortVersion) {
                   Throw ("QGIS package must be newer than any QGIS-LTR package installed!`n" +
                            "`tInstalled QGIS-LTR version:  $LTRPkgShortVer.x`n")
    if ($TargetKey) {
       $TargetShortVersion = [version](([version]$TargetVersion).tostring(2))
       if ($pp.contains("Keep")) {
          Write-Host "You have requested for this package to NOT uninstall any previous installs of QGIS." -ForegroundColor Cyan
       if ((-not $pp.contains("Keep")) -or ($TargetShortVersion -eq $PkgShortVersion)) {
          if ($pp.contains("Keep")) {
             Write-warning "Multiple installs of minor (xx.yy) releases are not possible.  Version $TargetVersion will be uninstalled."
          Write-Host "Uninstalling older QGIS version $TargetVersion. Please wait." -ForegroundColor Cyan
          # The QGIS uninstaller sometimes leaves stuff behind that still prevents install
          Get-ChildItem HKLM:\SOFTWARE | 
                      Where-Object {$ -match "QGIS ?$TargetShortVersion"} |
                      Remove-Item -Recurse -Force 
          # AND it leaves behind dead, public desktop shortcuts
          if ( Test-Path "$env:PUBLIC\Desktop\QGIS $TargetShortVersion") { 
             Remove-Item "$env:PUBLIC\Desktop\QGIS $TargetShortVersion" -Recurse -Force 
          $OrphanedLinks = Get-ChildItem "$env:PUBLIC\Desktop\" -Filter "*.lnk" 
          Foreach ($Item in $OrphanedLinks) {
             $LinkTarget = (new-object -comobject Wscript.Shell).CreateShortcut($Item.FullName).TargetPath
             if ($LinkTarget -match "QGIS $TargetShortVersion") {
                Remove-Item $Item.FullName -Recurse -Force 
          $UninstallArgs = @{
             ExeToRun       = $TargetKey.UninstallString
             Statements     = '/S'
             ValidExitCodes = @(0)
          $null = Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin @UninstallArgs
          # The uninstaller starts another process and immediately returns.  
          Get-Process | Where-Object {$_.path -match '.*Temp.*chocolatey.*Au_.exe'} |wait-process
    # Finally, install.
    Write-Host "Installing QGIS can take a few minutes.  Please be patient." -ForegroundColor Cyan
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @InstallArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $AppShortVersion = ([version]$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion).tostring(2)
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName "QGIS $AppShortVersion*"
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
       $UninstallArgs = @{
          PackageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
          FileType    = 'exe'
          SilentArgs  = '/S'
          File        = $key[0].UninstallString
       Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @UninstallArgs
       # The uninstaller starts an "Au_" process and immediately returns.  
       Write-Host "Despite the line above, $env:ChocolateyPackageName is still uninstalling.  Please wait." -ForegroundColor Cyan
       Get-Process | Where-Object {$_.path -match '.*Temp.*chocolatey.*Au_.exe'} | Wait-Process
       # The QGIS uninstaller sometimes leaves stuff behind
       Get-ChildItem HKLM:\SOFTWARE | 
                   Where-Object {$ -match "QGIS $AppShortVersion"} | 
                   Remove-Item -Recurse -Force 
       # AND it leaves behind dead, public desktop shortcuts
       if (Test-Path "$env:PUBLIC\Desktop\QGIS $AppShortVersion") { 
          Remove-Item "$env:PUBLIC\Desktop\QGIS $AppShortVersion" -Recurse -Force 
       $OrphanedLinks = Get-ChildItem "$env:PUBLIC\Desktop\" -Filter "*.lnk" 
       Foreach ($Item in $OrphanedLinks) {
          $LinkTarget = (new-object -comobject Wscript.Shell).CreateShortcut($Item.FullName).TargetPath
          if ($LinkTarget -match "QGIS $AppShortVersion") {
             Remove-Item $Item.FullName -Recurse -Force 
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
       Throw 'Multiple, previous installs found!  For safety, no uninstall will occur.'
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$env:ChocolateyPackageName $AppShortVersion has already been uninstalled by other means."

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • OSGeo


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
QGIS 3.6.2 807 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 approved
QGIS 3.6.1 740 Saturday, March 30, 2019 approved
QGIS 3.6.0 958 Thursday, February 28, 2019 approved
QGIS 3.4.4 843 Monday, January 28, 2019 approved
QGIS 3.4.3 2097 Saturday, December 29, 2018 approved
QGIS 3.4.2 3758 Friday, November 30, 2018 approved
QGIS 3.4.1 2336 Friday, November 16, 2018 approved
QGIS 3.4.0 2363 Thursday, November 1, 2018 approved
QGIS 3.2.3 8971 Tuesday, September 25, 2018 approved
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