Files with qgs file extension can be found as projects from the open source Quantum GIS platform. A qgs file contains saved work in progress.

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QGS file extension - Quantum GIS project

What is qgs file? How to open qgs files?

File type specification:

GIS, GPS navigation and map file type icon GIS, GPS navigation and map file type

The qgs file extension is related to Quantum GIS, an open source geographic information system.

The qgs file contains project created in latest version of Quantum GIS.

Previously the program used QGIS file extension for its default projects.

Updated: February 25, 2019

The default software associated to open qgs file:

Quantum GIS picture or screenshot

Quantum GIS  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Quantim GIS project team

Quantum GIS (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, and Windows and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.

Help how to open:

You can only work with *.qgs projects in the Quantum GIS program.

How to convert:

It seems Quantum GIS supports exports to several server based solutions.

Find conversions from qgs file:

qgs to qgis

List of software applications associated to the .qgs file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open qgs file, edit qgs file, convert qgs file, view qgs file, play qgs file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting qgs files.

Software that open qgs file - Quantum GIS project

Programs supporting the exension qgs on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Quantum GIS for open qgs file action.


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