April 18, 2021

Installing Q-GIS on Linux Mint

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We know a few GIS Enthusiasts out there who have completely moved from Windows OS to the Linux OS. Today we are going to provide a guide on how to install QGIS 3.4.1 on your machine.

Linux Mint 19 is a great Linux for Desktop. You can install the QGIS 3.4.1 on Mint 19 and it works very well. We are going to be using the Terminal for this installation.

First of all Q-GIS is Open-Source so that means you can have the source code. Visit their website to get the most recent updates and trending news they have.

The Installation Process

Now let’s go through the steps to make sure you have that software running on your machine.

Step 1. Add the QGIS repository

We need to edit the file sources.list file in the /etc/apt/ directory. Use nano or your favorite text editor to do this

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

And then, copy and paste these lines to the bottom of the sources.list file

deb https://qgis.org/ubuntu bionic main
deb-src https://qgis.org/ubuntu bionic main

Another alternative is to activate root mode on your machine and searching for the file manually and editing it using a text editor.

Step 2. Install the key

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-key CAEB3DC3BDF7FB45

You need to regularly check their website for changes in the key. They are updated as soon as a new version is out.

Step 3. Update and Install QGIS

Finally, update the repository and install QGIS with this command

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qgis python-qgis qgis-plugin-grass

In few moments, QGIS should be ready for use.

If you face any challenges feel free to start a discussion in the Forum so that everyone can benefit.

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