Kyng Chaos
“The beast is actively interested only in now, and, as it is always now and always shall be, there is an eternity of time for the accomplishment of objects.”
- the wisdom of Tarzan

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Mac OS X installers for QGIS. Install the Current version to stay up to date on features. Install the Long Term Support version for feature stability for a year.

Install Note: OS X security may block installation, as I'm not an "identified developer" (ie not paying Apple to develop software). There a simple way to force it to install - right-click the installer file and select Open, this will trigger an extra option in the security warning to install it anyways. You only have to do this once, the system will remember the QGIS installer for any future installs (new major versions may reset this).


All required items except Python 3 are included on the disk image. For OS X Yosemite and newer.


  • Python 3.6 Only this distribution is supported, please don't ask about substituting another python 3 or why it can't find another python 3


The installer will also install the necessary Python modules using pip. This requires an internet connection during installation.

See the QGIS website for more information about

Long Term Support

All required items are included on the disk image. For OS X Mt Lion and newer.

WARNING: QGIS will crash if Qt4 developer components are installed in the standard /Developer location. Either rename /Developer/Applications/Qt/Plugins or uninstall Qt before running QGIS.



See the QGIS website for more information about, and help with, QGIS.

QGIS includes its own internal copies of GRASS, Orfeo Toolbox, SAGA and TauDEM.

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