7.01 Downloading and Installing QGIS

You can install your software by:

  1. Opening the QGIS website in a browser: http://www.qgis.org/en/site/
  2. Click on the “Download Now” button (version 2.8.1)
  3. Download the Installer for your laptop (for Windows, ensure you select the correct bit size.)

If you are not sure which bit size your laptop is, go to “Start > Control Panel > System”. The details should be under System type (32 or 64 bit).

QGIS allows you to download installers for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD and Android.