Install Quantum GIS in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

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Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a cross-platform Geographic Information System (GIS). It offers support for vector and raster formats, including spatially enabled tables in PostgreSQL using PostGIS, common GIS vector formats such as Shapefiles, and geo-referenced rasters (TIFF, PNG, and GEOTIFF). Many plugins are available to dynamically add new functionality. Viewing of GRASS layers (vector and raster) is provided by a plugin. GRASS vector layers can be edited in QGIS.
QGIS Features

QGIS is a cross-platform (Linux, Windows, Mac) open source application with many common GIS features and functions. The major features include:

1.View and overlay vector and raster data in different formats and projections without conversion to an internal or common format.

Supported formats include:

?spatially-enabled PostgreSQL tables using PostGIS and SpatiaLite,
?most vector formats supported by the OGR library*, including ESRI shapefiles, MapInfo, SDTS and GML.
?raster formats supported by the GDAL library*, such as digital elevation models, aerial photography or landsat imagery,
?GRASS locations and mapsets,
?online spatial data served as OGC-compliant WMS or WFS;

2.Create maps and interactively explore spatial data with a friendly graphical user interface. The many helpful tools available in the GUI include:

?on the fly projection,
?print composer,
?overview panel,
?spatial bookmarks,
?identify/select features,
?edit/view/search attributes,
?feature labeling,
?vector diagram overlay
?change vector and raster symbology,
?add a graticule layer,
?decorate your map with a north arrow, scale bar and copyright label,
?save and restore projects

3.Create, edit and export spatial data using:

?digitizing tools for GRASS and shapefile formats,
?the georeferencer plugin,
?GPS tools to import and export GPX format, convert other GPS formats to GPX, or down/upload directly to a GPS unit

4.Perform spatial analysis using the fTools plugin for Shapefiles or the integrated GRASS plugin, including:

?map algebra,
?terrain analysis,
?hydrologic modeling,
?network analysis,
?and many others

5.Publish your map on the internet using the export to Mapfile capability (requires a webserver with UMN MapServer installed)

6.Adapt Quantum GIS to your special needs through the extensible plugin architecture.

Install Quantum GIS in Ubuntu Karmic

First you need to open the terminal and run the following command

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable/

Update the source list

sudo apt-get update

Install qgis using the following command

sudo apt-get install qgis

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5 thoughts on “Install Quantum GIS in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

  1. Thanks for that! ;) This set of instructions works well in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, BUT you have to delete the Qgis repositories first, and then reinstall them as instructed here, I finally got Qgis to work! Cheers ;)

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