Citing QGreenland Core and Custom

We request that the QGreenland project be cited or acknowledged when publishing a QGreenland-made image or map.

QGreenland development is open source and available on GitHub. This means that users are free to create their own customized QGreenland package with different and new styles, layers, and data. Users who wish to contribute to the QGreenland project will find instructions on how to do this in the Contributor How-to section on Readthedocs.

QGreenland is licensed under an MIT license: Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

Users should note that published works produced using QGreenland are required to cite each dataset used in the work. QGreenland provides all dataset citation information in each layer’s metadata in QGIS (see the Layer Properties section in the Interacting with Geospatial Data tutorial for instructions on how to access a layer’s metadata) and in the layer catalog provided with the QGreenland download package, layer_list.csv. You are also required to acknowledge or cite QGreenland and the National Snow and Ice Data Center in your work.


Suggested citations for QGreenland:

Version 1.0: Moon, T., Fisher, M., Harden, L., and T. Stafford (2021). QGreenland (v1.0.0) [software], National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Version 2.0: Moon, T., Fisher, M., Harden, L., Simonoko, H., and T. Stafford (2022). QGreenland (v2.0.0) [software], National Snow and Ice Data Center.


We acknowledge the National Snow and Ice Data Center QGreenland package.