QGIS 3.0 released!

The waiting is over! QGIS 3.0 is officially out.

Compared to QGIS 2.x, there are substantial changes under the hood of the popular GIS. For example QGIS now works with Python 3 and Qt 5.
One of the biggest novelties for me is the fully integrated 3D environment.

There are so many improvements that I don’t want to mention them all here. Others have already done better:

24 Days of QGIS 3.0 Features

Intro to QGIS3 3D view

QGIS 3.0 To Be Released in February

Upcoming QGIS3 features – exploring the current developer version

UPDATE: New features and changelog


For usable binary packages we will still have to wait some hours. I will tell you here, when the time comes.

UPDATE: Binaries for Linux, MacOS and Windows are out: https://qgis.org/en/site/forusers/download.html


You have to know that QGIS 3.0 is an early adopter release at the moment.
For daily stable work I would still recommend the latest LTR version 2.18 to avoid surprises 😉
Next LTR will come in June with version 3.2.

For me, QGIS is one of the most important software packages in my daily work routine.
If it’s the same with you:
You can support the development of QGIS by either getting involved in the community or by giving a donation to the team.

New features and changelog



About This Author

Simon is a research assistant in the field of remote sensing at Technical University of Munich (TUM). Currently he is working on methods to describe reed ecosystem parameters with the help of hyperpectral and LiDAR data. Besides geoinformatics he loves to do outdoor activities such as hiking and climbing.


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  • How can I download Qgis 3.x? I’ve been waiting for this new release for ages and now that it is officially out….I can’t find any place to download from.

    Any tip?


    Loris Palentini 6 years ago Reply

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