Im using qgis on my mac, few days ago the notification of the new available 2.16 version appeared in user interface. I went to the official webpage of the qgis but did not succeed. qgis.org is redirecting you to the kyngchaos for download http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/qgis but there is still only old 2.14 version for download.

Does anyone knows when it will be eventually available? or maybe someone can suggest where can i get fresh dmg.


Some people uses QGIS 2.8.x others the versions 2.10.x, 2.12.x and 2.14.x and some want to use the new version 2.16.x. Unfortunately, it is not yet available for Mac OS X and you have some solutions...

  • Wait for William Kyngesburye version ( Kyng Chaos)
  • Wait for Homebrew Mac OSGeo version
  • Compile yourself QGIS (Mac OS X is an Unix System and you have all the tools to compile)
  • Download and use one of the Nightly Mac Build of QGIS from 'master' Branch (diary) from Larry Shaffer Dakota Cartography (2.17 now)

Be patient because there are many differences between the 2.14 and 2.16 versions and there is not many people to propose versions for Mac OS X.

  • What do you mean with "not many people to propose versions for Mac OS X"? Propose as in create a package for everyone? – oskarlin Sep 12 '16 at 12:21
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    Only William Kyngesburye (native), Larry Shaffer (native and Homebrew) – gene Sep 13 '16 at 16:00

One option is to install it using the MacPorts package manager.

Basically, all you have to do is install the latest MacPorts installer from https://www.macports.org/.

Then, on a terminal window, update your ports tree (i.e. list of packages) :

sudo port selfupdate

Now, check all the dependencies that QGIS needs:

port deps qgis

Last, you can install it:

sudo port install qgis

Note that, since many packages will be compiled from source, this process can take a long time - perhaps a couple of hours.

Once it finishes, you call invoke QGIS either by typing qgis on a terminal window, or browsing Applications - MacPorts - QGIS.

That will do it. Hope this is useful.

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