Qgis Landmark Events

December 7, 2021

QGIS has had a lot of landmark events in it’s development. Here are just a few, not necessarily in chronological order:

  • It compiled and ran on Linux, displaying data from a PostGIS database
  • Successfully ported the code to Windows
  • Successfully ported the code to Mac
  • GRASS integration
  • Added on the fly projection and coordinate system support
  • Python support, allowing plugins
  • Print composer (now layout)
  • Installers everywhere! msi, dmg, osgeo4w, linux packages
  • Migration of the code from CVS -> SVN - Git
  • Processing toolbox
  • The API-breaking migration from Python 2.x to 3.x

It’s far from the humble and dodgy kid it was back in the day (August 2002):

Early QGIS Version 0.0.5-alpha on Linux

Early QGIS Version 0.0.5-alpha on Linux

You can add your favorite landmarks in the comments below…