Installation notes:

  • ​You must have Simple GIS Client version 11.2 or higher already installed before attempting to install Simple GIS Collaborate.
  • 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.
  • You should make you have no instances of Simple GIS Client running while attempting to install Simple GIS Collaborate plugin.  Shut down any running instances before running the Simple GIS Collaborate Setup file.
  • Once installed, Simple GIS Client will automatically load the Simple GIS Collaborate plugin into any new or existing Simple GIS Client projects.  Look for the new Simple GIS Collaborate menu located to the far right of your Map Data View documents pull down menus as shown below.  For information on the use of the Simple GIS Collaborate plugin, consult the help documentation located under the Simple GIS Collaborate pull down menu in your Simple GIS project or visit or tutorials page.

Welcome to the Simple GIS Collaborate Plugin Download Page 

To begin, first make sure you have at least version 11.2 of Simple GIS Client installed on your machine.  You can download the latest Simple GIS Client version here Simple GIS Client Download.  If you do not have a valid license for Simple GIS Client, it is fully functional for 30 days after which time you will have to register Simple GIS Client by purchasing a license.  Simple GIS Client licenses are $70 per user per computer.  Licenses are a one time purchases and are not a subscription.  Next, to begin your download, click the "Download Now" button located at the bottom of this page.  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 "SimpleGISCollaborateSetup.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 "SimpleGISCollaborateSetup.exe" file.  Click on this file to start the installation. 

​Once you run the SimpleGISCollaborateSetup.exe file and install the plugin, Simple GIS Client will automatically load the plugin when you begin a new project or load an existing project.