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QGIS is a open source GIS tool that provides capabilities and tools to help you visualize, manage, edit, analyze data and compose printable maps.


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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

User interphase, builtin plugin options. layering options. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much to dislike about. some difficulty while trying to edit the attribute table. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Much cheaper (free) than other GIS softwares. Almost similar features and UI. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Plotting of features on maps. I primarily use it to make distribution maps for soil chemical composition. Open-end software is available for free. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Research Geologist
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

This program is free to start, has many of the same features at other enterprise systems, and interfaces easily with plugins. This combination makes this a great piece of software that will continue to grow as you grow your business and knowledge of GIS and spatial analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As a free software, there are some buggy plugins and broken links. There is some community support, but I have never had great luck getting individual problems solved quickly. Additionally, the interface is not the most intuitive, but you learn quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have any need to use GIS software, QGIS is a great one to learn. You can take this program with you where ever you go, no need to worry about losing your license after graduating or switching jobs. If you have a highly specific need, there is likely a plugin built with tools for you. If there isn't, you can develop your own tools in python and add them in. As a free program, this is very nimble and I dare say has more opportunity for adaptability as you progress in your career and knowledge. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My number one focus area is spatial analysis. QGIS contains multiple geospatial analysis tools that are free to use and quite powerful. The additional ability to add user plugins means I don't need to be able to code my own new statistical algorithms, but I can if I want. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Robust set of tools (I haven't encountered anything I can do in ArcGIS that I can't do in QGIS—and in my experience, Q crashes less!), great online community, runs on my Mac, oh and it's free. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Geometry editing can take some getting used to if you're used to doing it in Arc, and the layout editor leaves a lot to be desired. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use QGIS on a daily basis for client projects, whether it's making a quick visualization or doing more involved spatial analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Assistant Project Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Civil project manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that its free, open software unlike ArcGIS. It has most features or maybe all as arcgis but also allows you to add plugins and lets you modify source code. It has tons of plugins that you could add and perform analysis. QGIS can perform interpolation or do math in multiple ways, it has GRASS Commands, geoalgorithms, SAGA. Though my use with QGIS is limited to certain area, i can say QGIS can be used in different ways. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It feels like QGIS is not so user friendly for beginners, probably the software is not much used or approved by municipalities. Sometimes its frustrating to pin down a right command to perform analysis from the tools you have. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go for it, its free and open software. You wouldnt have to pay $$$. Working with QGIS helps even if people wants to switch to ArcGIS, interface is in similar way Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Unlike writing a code in arcgis, i sometimes found plugins to do my job real quick.

I do not have delineate the watersheds manually on paper any more. I often use Qgis and its pretty quick. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Çözüm Kurucu
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Easy to learn application. If you are looking for interfaces to manipulate spatial data, it gives u what u need. If you have experience on python and want to code custom functions, qgis still gives u what u need :) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

when using grass addon, qgis sometimes cannot control grass addon and custom intermediate data files cannot be reachable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is free and open-source. Also u can develop custom addons by python. connects lots of databases, read and writes lots of file formats. Best tool for a gis expert. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making queries on spatial data and creating visually stunning maps on QGIS. it is easy to use and (I think this is the best part) any preference I define to a layer can be copied and applied to another layer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Wastewater Modeller
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Its Fast, very rarely crashes just be on hold and it will open up.

Can we learned easily and a lot of developers are working on it so its getting improved day by day.

Can we customized by entering into the software script. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Search function is not effective as ArcGIS it needs improvement on that part and even it tools are a bit less as compared to ArcGIS which makes our work more time consuming.

Output templates are not pre created and customization takes time in that for making layouts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This software can replace industry's bigger other softwares if the Bugs in this softwares can be fixed to an extend and proper customer support is provided on this.

Search function is not effective as ArcGIS it needs improvement on that part and even it tools are a bit less as compared to ArcGIS which makes our work more time consuming.

Output templates are not pre created and customization takes time in that for making layouts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are doing spatial analysis in QGIS for the waste water modelling of the catchments and sometimes we carry out watershed delineation as well. These files for the further analysis in Infoworks ICM where we carryout further analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UO
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

It has a lot of the functions I wish ArcView has, such as converting Mapinfo data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not found anything that I dislike yet, but I am a new user Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

really easy to find online support and advice so make use of this Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to convert raster to shapefile, KML to shapefile and mapinfo files Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mr
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I have been using QGIS around a year, what I really like on this application it's very sophisticated features in order to implement tasks into your map. With that application you can freely make your maps better and implement multi tasks at the same time. Moreover you can use the statistical package at this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As I mentioned, I have been using the QGISpplication around a year, while using that I did not see any bad thing to complain. But some features are not working properly or do not synchronize on my laptop. I hope in next update that will be solved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I use the QGIS applicaton less than 1 year , while doing that I really got experiences on this application. I do suggest the people who are going to use GIS application, plus it's free charge of. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use the QGIS weekly, I apply this application in order to distribute my data on the map and doing statistical analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GIS Officer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

QGIS has numerous plugins which help in project creation. qgis2web plugin is among the many plugins of QGIS and it helps in exporting my projects as web maps either as leaflets or open layers, including most of my styles in that specific project. It is also cheap to acquire as it is an open source software and thus it is free. It is also light and does not require much space thus can run on many computers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Installed desktop QGIS has less processing functions and the GUI should be improved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for a software to help you in making and publishing web maps, QGIS gives you the ease of accomplishing your tasks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

QGIS helps me in most of my analysis and mapping of ground energy hotspots. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graphics Designer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

QGIS has load of powerful algorithms that perform functions like data analysis, vector and rasterization of mapping resources. There are many tutorials online to guide you on usage Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Other than the intimidating interface that has a lot of functions in different sections, I haven't encountered any issues using QGIS Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

QGIS is free and almost as powerful as ArcGIS for geospatial data analysis Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Engineering Intern
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Qgis is a great and simple tool that for me does the work.

When it comes to geospatial analysis I use qgis. I love that its so easy to implement this tool since all I have to do is download it online.It is available as a freeware and has very many versions.

I love that it is kept current and updated on the regular to ensure that it stays current and relevant.

It has great tools, menus and icons that address all the needs of incorporating gps data or any other kind of data be it an image fro google earth and exploiting the data to achieve my set agenda. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

First of all qgis is not as powerful advanced as arcgis when it comes to the kind of commands it can execute. For the most part it works profoundly great and handles large data sets and various data types. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Qgis is a great geospatial analysis tool that i use for planning. It is possible to observe existing networks and design them and assess their shortcomings using qgis.

Qgis is also very necessary to evaluate changes in the environment over years and this is important to observe the changes , implement new initiatives and evaluate their effectiveness in any kind of system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
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What do you like best?

I have been using the QGIS more than 2 years as a professional environmental scientist. The only GIS application is worth to use ever. I really like and appreciate the creators of the software itself , because it makes the scientists works easier than previous. Because in this market, there many applications, but none of them was as useful as QGIS. And it's free to use rather than other GIS applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Even though app itself is free to use, which I really appreciate. However there is some features which you can not use properly, or in some cases you can not expect the highest performance from the software, due to the synchronization problem with your devise. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The scientists and people who would like to use the app, I do say the Number 1 and free app is this to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a field work assistant I have been using the app for the making maps and predictions for the next decades at environmental consciousness level. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

I used the Qgis for the statistical calculation and making map to show the distribution of the Cardiovascular diseases during the last decade in my Country, whilst doing my help to the Medical University.What I like , this software is really beneficial and free to use rather than other programs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike , unfortunately whilst using the software on the different devices, I have faced that the users can not use the software more properly. Sometimes program is freezing and Geographical Coordinate system does not synchronize . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I strongly recommend to use the Qgis for free. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was making the maps for the distribution of the diseases whilst studying in Public Health faculty at Medical University. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UN
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The SCP tool is a blessing. Right from download to pre and post processing of images can be applied in this tòol. Thanks to Luca Congedo the developer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Newer versions are unstable and the tools get a complete makeover which becomes challenging. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has greatly benefited my work in terms of saving time in processing which use to take more time earlier. Lot of options and more to explore. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

QGIS offers many common functionalities provided by core features and plugins.

It is helpful in Map composer and supports for saving and restoring projects.

The best part in QGIS is availability of plugins and wide range of tools that can be customised to perform all the GIS actions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The GUI should be improved and the QGIS software has less professing functions

Sometimes the program freezes during complicated work.

Not all plugins have documentation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In QGIS each layer do not align each other is the basic problem of this software.

Layers should be highlated more on the map on which we do perform.

It seems to me that GIS has been visualization and analysis applications for some time.

Endless benefits,QGIS is easy to learn with whole ranges of plugins for specific needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Owner
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The GUI is very usable and straightforward if you've used a GIS before. One can accomplish everything, or nearly everything that you would have to pay thousands of dollars for otherwise. As such, QGIS is a complete GIS solution for me! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I honestly have nothing that I dislike about the software! I enjoy using it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't hesitate to download and use the software! It's an unbelievable resource for FREE! If you have any questions initially, there's great info on the QGIS website and also in many other places across the Web. Take the plunge! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been able to make publication-quality maps for clients and analyze geographic data for my own businesses. The benefits are the cost-savings, ease-of-use and feature-richness! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Pranav Pandit
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It's free and as good as ESRI's ArcGIS. Great with GRASS Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

All the options are hard to find. Some versions are unstable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try using it with GRASS that will increase the automation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Development of publication level maps for free Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GIS Assistant
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Unlike MapInfo v16 that I use, QGIS 2.18.16 doesn't require premium/advanced license to access satellite Bing imageries. There is an openlayer plugin that enables web access to satellite imageries. QGIS can perform most Vector&Raster analytical algorithms that ArcGIS does. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I tried opening tabfiles manipulated using mapinfo v16 in QGIS and it was prompting errors saying invalid data source. I think the tabfile has restrictions because the same file can't be opened with older versions of mapinfo. Other than that QGIS has been the most flexible software I employ to perform variety of GIS tasks which I was limited to perform in the other GIS softwares Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

QGIS functions are flexible, the interoperability is not restricted however compatible to operate with different platforms of softwares such as mapinfo, arcgis, autocad etc. Easy user interaction with the interface. License free. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Just recently QGIS has helped me perform terrain analysis using DEM to generate hydrological datasets for the HCV mapping of our plantations prior preparing for the our annual RSPO audit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Performance Analyst
Research
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I appreciate that any user can download and begin using this program compared to other alternatives which cost a sizable amount. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a substantive learning curve for the software if you don't already have a background in GIS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Worth a try as it is freeware and will not cost your organization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using Spatial data and creating maps for my local area for additional analytics. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Engineer
Civil Engineering
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Is there an alternate to costly ArcGIS software performing GIS analysis? yes, and the best is QGIS. The best part is availability of wide range of plugins and tools that can be customized to perform all the GIS actions. Being on open source software, availability to students, graduate engineers and non engineering professional makes this most friendly GIS software. GDAL and OGR libraries come with handy command-line tools. These tools are quite powerful and can save you a lot of effort if you know how to use them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

very few dislikes like handling huge files and output not 90% of what ArcGIS produces. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The ease of exploring customized tools and plugins to create your own GIS output is not offered by any other GIS tool. UTM converter, GeoPDF is a unique data format that brings the portability of PDF to geospatial data. A GeoPDF document can present raster and vector data and preserve the georeference information. This can be a useful format for non-GIS folks to consume GIS data without needing GIS-software. While GeoPDF is a proprietary format, we have a close alternative in the open Geospatial PDF format. GDAL has added support for creating Geospatial PDF documents from version 1.10 onwards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use QGIS for producing flood maps, schemes, maintain the asset data, produce thematic maps to represent overland flooding etc. It is widely used in UK water industry. Also being open source software reduces cost burden of procurement and train the graduates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UG
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Various functionalities are available and it's development it consistent Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike since it's the best open source tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Please use it for all mapping projects Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All mapping and data creation projects Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Digital Transformation Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

QGis is an inexpensive and open to use software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Complex to load information, base maps, etc Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I believe there are other better options for GIS/Mapping. It might work for more complex problems but for basic/intermediate use, not worth it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mapping project information Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Great possibilities of geographical data analysis Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

sometime functions are not clear or explained Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Absolutely necessary for analysis if you want to make geographical analysis Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

every kind of geographical data analysis, 3d terrain model reconstruction, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UG
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The best part of QGIS is that it's open source. It's by far the best free GIS option available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One area QGIS could improve on is the final display quality for maps. The display options could use some improvement so they can better compare to not-free GIS programs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At my current internship I'm using QGIS to create local government flood extent maps. The layering and raster calculator options are intuitive enough to easily explain to a variety of backgrounds. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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