QGIS is a free open-source software program that can perform many GIS tasks and create layouts suitable for export. It has been around since 2009 and is actively developed and improved. Enough people know and use QGIS that you can often find answers to your questions through user forums. This guide was made to accompany a hands-on workshop introducting QGIS. This guide's URL is http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/QGIS.
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