Install QGIS on Ubuntu 14.04

This post covers installation of QGIS on Ubuntu 14.04. QGIS is a tool for creating maps and working with geospatial information. The official QGIS installation instructions provide three different ways to install the software. One way is to use UbuntuGIS ppa to get access to more recent versions of the relevant GIS software, including QGIS.

 The install goes as follows:
 $ sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
 $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable
 $ sudo apt-get update
 $ sudo apt-get install qgis python-qgis qgis-plugin-grass
Another method is:
Add the lines for one of the repositories to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb *repository* *codename* main
deb-src *repository* *codename* main
*Repository* can be selected from QGIS Website

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