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For those who are new to the programming side of GIS, I feel that a lot of great tools and resources are inacessible. I am interested in GUI based wizards for handling geoprocessing with libraries like gdal and ogr. Any tips?

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What is exactly the geoprocessing you want to do? Perhaps there are much better tools out there who can do the job (eg saga gis). Though they have some geoprocessing functionality, their main focus is data conversion. –  johanvdw Jul 6 '12 at 7:32

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For ogr2ogr you can check ogr2gui. Although this is a bit old one, according to the website:

Through its graphical user interface, ogr2gui gives all the power of ogr2ogr without worrying about its complex syntax. It brings speed, efficiency and simplicity to its users.

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QGIS among several other options.

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virtually all decent open source packages that deal with geospatial data access use GDAL (including ArcGIS). Anything specific you need? –  Ragi Yaser Burhum Jul 6 '12 at 6:18

The GDAL FAQ at http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/FAQGeneral#IsthereagraphicaluserinterfacetoGDALOGR points to http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/SoftwareUsingGdal

Thats obviously a pretty large (and probably incomplete) list of things. If you can advise on what you need to do, perhaps someone can provide a more specific answer.

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QGIS has the GDAL and OGR libraries built in. Some of the raster tools in QGIS have batch options and the show you the syntax of the command for command line tools like FWTools. As a not, there are some differences between the executables in QGIS and FWTools.

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