QGIS functions as geographic information system (GIS) software, allowing users to analyze and edit spatial information, in addition to composing and exporting graphical maps. QGIS supports both raster and vector layers; vector data is stored as either point, line, or polygon features.
The new updated version of QGIS was launched on March 19th 2021.
As QGIS Desktop 3.18 bids farewell to the DB2 database provider, it introduces support for users of the SAP HANA database system.
QGIS is now able to import and render point cloud data in various formats by leveraging the Open Source PDAL library.
Other new features are:
Multiple native mesh processing algorithms
Rasterize mesh layer.
Export contour to vector layers.
Export cross section to text file (csv)
Export time series to text file (csv)