Extending functionality through plugins
From the very beginning, QGIS has had a modular architecture that makes it easy to add new features or functions. Most functions in QGIS are implemented in so-called plugins, which are divided into the following types:
- Core plugins: These are included in QGIS by default and are maintained by the development team. In order to be used, they should only be activated by a user.
- External plugins: These are located in an external repository and are maintained by the authors. In order to be used, they should first be installed by a user. With time passing, some of the most useful and popular plugins are incorporated into the QGIS core functionality.
Plugin management implies their activation, installation, ...