Advice Best mapping program for personal use


gO Newbie
Mar 14, 2021
I am looking for advice for an easy set up, easy to learn/use, not expensive mapping program. I would like there to be some way to get support, a forum or help desk - somewhere where I can ask occasional questions. The first thing I want to do is load old map images and aerial photos and georeference them, then digitize lines, label things, and make some pretty maps for a genealogy book.


geospatial Online
Staff Member
Founding Member
Thanks, is there some support for QGIS?
Just a quick search for support came up with this link:
There may be some additional support that is not from the official website. There are also some facebook groups that would be ideal for asking questions. Here are two: &

QGIS is one of the largest free & open source GIS software programs that is currently being used. I have played around with it, but I am definitely not an expert.