In this dialog, you should see the Verified publisher as Simple GIS Software, LLC.  You can also click on the "Show more details" link if you would like to see more detailed information about our code signing certificate.   In addition, no Simple GIS Software reports any user data of any kind.  For more information, you can refer to our Privacy Policy.  If you are presented with this dialog, select "Yes" to continue the installation.  You will then see a Welcome dialog similar to the one below.  Select the "Next" button to proceed to the next step.  Note: If you get an error running the installer, try temporarily disabling any antivirus software running on your machine.  Some antivirus software will prevent the installer from completing successfully.

2.  On the next screen, you must read and accept the end user license agreement before proceeding.  Once you have reviewed the end user license agreement, select the "I accept the agreement button" to proceed to the next step.  A copy of the end user license agreement for Simple GIS can be reviewed here Simple GIS Client User License Agreement as well as our Terms of Use.  Once you select "I accept", click the next button to proceed to the next step.

Whether you receive the Smart Screen warning described above or not, you will likely receive the User Account Control dialog as shown below, depending upon your User Account Control settings in Windows.  

1.  Simple GIS Client is a "native" Windows application and as such must be installed on your device.  All Simple GIS Software is signed by our registered code signing certificate so you can be sure the installation your are running has been published by Simple GIS Software.  Code Signing certificates are used to digitally sign applications and software programs to prove that the file a user is downloading is genuine and has not been compromised.  Code Signing provides authentication to assure customers that the file they are downloading is from the publisher named on the certificate. In addition, this also proves that the file has not been tampered with or hacked since it was signed.   Even so, from time to time users may see a Windows Smart Screen dialog stating it has prevented and unrecognized app from starting, like the one shown below. 

6.  You will now be presented with the ready to install dialog.  Review your installation settings and when ready, click the "Install" button to begin the installation. 

Welcome to the Simple GIS Client Download Page

To begin your download, click the "Download Now" button located below.  Depending upon the browser you are using, you may be presented with different options as described below:


  • Google Chrome: When you click the "Download Now" button you should see the "SimpleGISClientSetup.exe" file begin to download in the lower left corner of your browser window.  Once download completes, you should click on  the ^ arrow next to the file and select "Open" to launch the installer.
  • Microsoft Edge & Internet Explorer: When you click the "Download Now" button, you may be prompted with a message box asking whether your wish to run or save the file.  You should click "Run".  Once the download is complete, the browser will then launch the installer. 
  • Firefox: When you click the "Download Now" button, you will prompted to save the file.  Select Yes and you should see a download progress in the upper right of your browser window.  Once complete, the progress bar will change to a  downward arrow.  Clicking on this arrow will present a dropdown where you should see the "SimpleGISClientSetup.exe" file.  Click on this file to start the installation. 


​Once your download is complete, launch the installer and follow the installation instruction below.  Note: If you get an error running the installer, try temporarily disabling any antivirus software running on your machine.  Some antivirus software will prevent the installer from completing successfully.

Simple GIS Client Installation Instructions

5.  Finally, you have the option of whether you wish to create a desktop icon for Simple GIS Client.  By default, this option is checked.  If you do not wish to create a desktop icon, you should uncheck this box.  Click the "Next" button to proceed. 

If you wish to uninstall the software later, locate and select "Uninstall Simple GIS" from the Windows Start menu folder in which Simple GIS Client was installed.

4.  The next screen allows you to change the application folder where Simple GIS Client shortcuts will appear in your Windows start menu.  You can accept the default or click "Browse" to choose a different folder.  Once done, click "Next" to proceed.

3.  Next, select the installation folder for the Simple GIS Client application.  You can choose to accept the default or click the "Browse" button to choose a different folder location.  When done, click "Next" to proceed to the next step.

If you do receive this dialog, if you click on the "More Info" link as shown above, additional information will be displayed showing Simple GIS Software, LLC as the publisher.  You will also have the option to run the installer by clicking the "Run anyway" button as shown below: