QGIS for macOS

Crowdfunding Status: Completed

Time Remaining:

QGIS has become a popular GIS application. Unlike most proprietary GIS applications, QGIS can be installed on many different platforms and devices. Over the years, the QGIS community has developed a comprehensive set of tools for automatically generating installation packages for a wide range of platforms.

QGIS packages are available for macOS but due to a number of issues, the packaging of QGIS for macOS is not on-par with the packaging for other operating systems. This is not an ideal situation for individuals and organisations using macOS who require a one-click installer.

We have started the QGIS macOS packaging project as a proof of concept for overcoming the current limitations and there has been some positive feedback from users.

The aim of this crowdfunding campaign is to provide high quality QGIS installation packages for macOS:

  • For the current, long term and nightly QGIS releases
  • Becoming the official packages provided by qgis.org
  • Packages signed and certified by Apple using the OSGeo certificate
  • A one-click installer containing all dependencies and libraries
  • Resolving critical bugs from the current prototype