Spatial Data Versioning & Collaboration with Kart
10-16, 13:00–17:00 (Pacific/Auckland), WF314

Learn how to use Kart to version control your spatial data with the Kart CLI and QGIS plugin.

Kart ( is a powerful new open-source and cross-platform version control system for geospatial vector and table data. Designed to enable collaboration and cross-vendor workflows, Kart is built on the power of Git. Working copies are common GIS files and spatial databases, so you can edit data directly in GIS software without plugins.

The workshop will introduce Kart and walk through installing; creating new repositories by importing open data sets; editing and committing data changes; reviewing history; cloning & pushing datasets; using and understanding different working copy formats; exporting repository data; managing metadata, licenses, and file attachments; performing branching and merging; and collaborating with other users.

To participate, no experience with Kart, Git or other version control systems is required.

Prerequisite skills:
- Basic knowledge of GIS concepts and data formats.

Preparation required:
- A Windows, macOS, or Linux computer that has QGIS installed and can install Kart is required.

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A total of 25 spaces are available.

Hamish is a programmer, software product manager at, and a FOSS4G organiser. Hamish has a background in civil engineering consultancy, cares about open data and building great software that is good for society and the planet.

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