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Install QMapShack


For 64 bit Windows there is a binary installer available in the download section. There is also an outdated version for 32 bit Windows. To get up-to-date 32 bit binaries it needs someone maintaining it.

If you want to compile QMapShack for Windows have a look at "Compiling and Building QMapShack for Windows" in the source tree.


A binary bundle is available in the download section. The binary is build with compatibility for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and later. The build is done with the Xcode 7.0.1 and tested on OS-X 10.10.5 (Yosemite) and partly on OS-X 10.11 (El Capitan).

The application can also be installed through cask (homebrew addition). Installing homebrew and cask, if not already done:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask

Installing QMapShack (latest provided version):

brew cask install qmapshack

Update QMapShack to the latest version:

brew cask install qmapshack --force


Check out your distribution's package system. Probably there is a binary package already.

From distribution's package system

Many distributions come with a prebuilt version of QMapShack.

Installing via official repository is the preferred way of installing QMapShack. Below a (non-exhaustive) list of Linux Distributions shipping QMapShack:

Refer to your distribution's manual on how to install packages using the package system.

From Source


To compile QMapShack, you need to have installed:

Prefer installing those dependencies via the distribution's package system. You also need to install the development packages in order to build QMapShack

Click here for additional instructions about how to install on Ubuntu 14.04.

Obtaining the Source

The latest stable release can be downloaded here. You have to download and unpack the *tar.gz files.

If you want to use the cutting edge you need Mercurial to access the repository. A GUI for Mercurial is TortoiseHg.

Keep in mind: The cutting edge may be less stable and/or contain bugs

Clone the QMapShack repo into a folder QMapShack by executing:

hg clone https://bitbucket.org/maproom/qmapshack QMapShack

To update the code to the cutting edge change to the folder QMapShack and execute:

hg pull
hg update

Compiling and Installing

Create a new directory build_QMapShack (if it does not yet exist)

mkdir build_QMapShack

And run:

cd build_QMapShack
cmake ../QMapShack

And install the application with:

sudo make install

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