As it mentioned on the official doc
we can download a nightly build for QGIS-dev-2.99.

I did, but the version is actually outdated QGIS_2-99-0_2016-09-20_cd1d44b.dmg it's the 2.15 dev version instead of the 3.0.

How can I get and install the QGIS3 on MacOSX 10.11.6 El Capitan?


Easiest way to do right now is using homebrew and the qgis/qgisdev tap or wait for the official release.

  • thanks I will try. It could be nicer if you give the entire command to get the last qgisdev on Mac by hombrew. – Hugo Roussaffa - GeoDatup Nov 30 '17 at 8:22
  • @HugoRoussaffa-GeoDatup If you have homebrew installed (otherwise go ahead and install it), just do a brew install qgis/qgisdev/qgis3-dev – tgirgin Nov 30 '17 at 19:42
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    with brew install --no-sandbox qgis/qgisdev/qgis3-dev it's compiling. – Hugo Roussaffa - GeoDatup Dec 1 '17 at 14:57
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    @roberttuw this is sadly how QGIS has been for awhile on mac. I have always had issues with finding the latest release while that release has been out for a while on Windows/Linux. I would recommend trying to build QGIS from source yourself, but that is not an easy task either. I would be open to discuss doing this and hosting the new releases for the sake of having it working for everyone on mac. – tgirgin Jan 29 '18 at 15:48
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    You'll have to work on the homebrew formula yourself or hope that someone else does it. I do not think it is currently working. I have made some good progress on the QGIS 3.0 build for Mac, but I have been slowed down by other projects/work. Will keep this updated if I successfully have a build that I can share! – tgirgin Mar 7 '18 at 0:39

"Official" release is now out http://kyngchaos.com/software/qgis.


If you want to experiment with other python modules on Mac, other than those comes with KyngChaos then try Boundless QGIS. I have tried and tested it on Mac.

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