How to get Portable GIS

October 2019 ยท 2 minute read


The installation file for Portable GIS is kindly hosted by my employers at Astun Technology and can be downloaded from here. Please use the following credentials:

  • Username pgis
  • Password pgis

For problems downloading, contact me via email: help [at] portablegis [dot] xyz.

It is also available as a zip file for those who are unable to install software on their system.

You will need at least 3.5GB of free disk space.

You are advised to also download the accompanying md5 from here, and check the integrity of your download.

Current Version

As of October 2019 the current version of Portable GIS is v6.0. This includes updates to all major software. Note also that it no longer needs to be installed in the root of the drive. Please see the changelog included in the installation or download for full details.


The source files for generating Portable GIS from the basic software are now available at This is a work in progress- pull requests and issues gratefully accepted. See the developer documentation at Read The Docs for instructions.

Previous versions

Previous versions of Portable GIS can be downloaded from the archive but you are advised to use the latest version where possible.

A note on speed

Portable GIS requires a USB stick with a fast read/write speed. Your average free USB stick from a a conference will not work. Please see these benchmark tests or consider purchasing a USB stick using this Amazon Affiliates Link.