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How to get “.GDB” Esri File Geodatabase in QGIS for MAC OSX 10.6?

I understand there are programs like OSGeo4W that allow windows users to work with File Geodatabases, but is there something similar for Mac OSX?
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Issues to be aware of running ArcGIS Desktop on Mac?

I'm considering upgrading the PC to a MacBook Pro and installing Parallels, and would like advice from other ArcGIS Desktop users who have done this. The performance aspects of VM-ware are considered ...
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Is there a 'QGIS Browser' app on mac?

Starting at 1.8, there's a standalone Quantum GIS Browser application on Windows. I am unable to locate that app on Mac. There is a 'Browser' panel for Mac but its functionality is limited.
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How to connect to Postgres with QGIS?

Oddly, it should be simple, but I can't connect to a local PostGIS database. My installation is with Mac OS X (10.8), Postgres.app (in doc it's said to have PostGIS included) and Quantum GIS 1.8. ...
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Generating TIN from DEM using MacOSX/Unix tools?

I'd like to generate a 3d terrain model moving from a DEM dataset (currently in shp and GeoTIFF format). As far as I understand it, the first step of the better path would be generating a TIN, but I ...
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How do I open personal geodatabase in QGIS 2.0?

Good afternoon. I am trying to use an ArcGIS (10.2) personal database MDB as a container for data to pass to a QGIS user. I formerly used QGIS 1.8 for Mac OSX, and after some fiddling around, I was ...
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Can I export a polygon shapefile to a Garmin device?

I want to export the boundaries of a parcel to my GarminMap 60CSx. I downloaded a parcel map from the county, and I want to use it to walk the perimeter. Does the .gpx format support polygons? Or is ...
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QGIS won't read table columns in CSV import on Mac OS

I am trying to import a CSV file into QGIS, but it ends up looking like my print screen below (program is in Swedish but in the preview window you can see how QGIS won't read my data correctly). I can'...
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Unable to stylize raster data as pseudocolor render type on MAC OSX

In a raster layer's Style Properties, I can choose pseudocolor render type, and choose a color ramp and classify the raster. However, when I click the 'Apply' button, or click 'OK', the ...
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Why don't GRASS tools work in SEXTANTE? (QGIS, MacOS)

I've got both SEXTANTE and GRASS installed on my platform. GRASS-SEXTANTE report an error when I'm trying to create the Modeller, however, other tools (R) work fine in SEXTANTE. Do these tools have ...
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rpy2 installation on Mac OSX. A still unresolved problem on StackExchange and rpy-list [closed]

following lgautier's advice on rpy2 installation on Mac OSX, I posted my request on rpy-list and got in touch with Yair Benita who said he could only install rpy2 through his default Mac OS X python ...
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Why is QGIS georeferencer much faster on Windows than Mac?

I just went from temporarily using a Windows 7 machine with 4GB of RAM and no video card as far as I know. I'm now using a mac with 16GB of ram, etc. Its a much more powerful machine. However, QGis's ...
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QGIS on Mavericks

I have been trying to install QGIS on Mavericks and I have failed. Prior to installing QGIS, I installed GDAL using homebrew. I also installed Numpy, SciPy and pyqt using the detailed instructions ...
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ESRI GDB Support in GDAL / ogr2ogr on Mac OS X 10.8

How do you incorporate support for ESRI's fgdb format into GDAL / ogr2ogr on Mac OS X 10.8?
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How to load mdb geodatabases in QGIS for MAC?

I've been unsuccessfully looking for a way to add data from a .mdb geodatabase into QGIS for mac. Using the add vector layer, .mdb is not available in the filetypes, and in the database connection I ...
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QGIS won't install on Mac OSX, during install says “The Installation Failed.”

I have installed the requirements: GDAL Complete 1.11 framework package Matplotlib Python module and I've made sure these requirements are properly installed by checking library/frameworks and /...
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Installing QGIS with ECW support on Mac?

I bought a imac recently and I tried to install qgis: without success! It is not possible to read the raster files. I installed GDAL ECW plugin, but it is necessary to copy and paste another file ...
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QGIS import polygons in CSV

QGIS 1.8 on Mac: I'm hoping to migrate several dozen local maps from my 30 year old Win3.1 plotting system to QGIS. Polygons are in X,Y (CSV), first point repeated at the end to close it, with ...
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How do you create a CSVT on a Mac?

I am working with QGIS on a Mac, and understand the process for importing a CSV file. But I do not know how to create the CSVT file to define the CSV file's data types. Can someone please instruct me ...
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MrSid => GeoTiff

I have a MrSid file that I would like to convert to a GeoTiff. Is there a way to do this on a Mac running Mountain Lion? I know it can be done on Windows and Linux using the LizardTech command line ...
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How to install the Python module shapely for QGIS use?

I'm using QGIS 1.8.0 on a Mac with OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). I've installed QGIS including GDAL, GSL, UNIXImageIO, Freetype, and Matplotlib all from www.kyngchaos.com. When installing the plugin ...
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open project made on OSX lion on a windows computer with QGIS

I made a project in my personal computer (mac OS Xlion) and now I would like to modify it on my work computer (windows 7), Is it possible?
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Can I download the current version of QGIS if I am running Mac 10.8.2?

I am taking an introductory course in GIS at my university and my teacher recommended QGIS for Mac users. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to download the software. I just upgraded to Mac OS 10.8.2 ...
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How can I open a GDB on QGIS for Mac?

I'm trying to open a GDB on QGIS for Mac but having no luck. Details: I'm currently running OS 10.9.3 on my laptop. I downloaded and installed QGIS 2.6.1-2 from KyngChaos I installed the GDAL ...
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Can't install QGIS 2.6.0 need SQlite3 on OSX Yosemite

I need to install QGIS on my mac with 10.10 Yosemite, I have already installed: - SQLite3_Framework-3.8.7.3 - GDAL_Framework-1.11.1-2 - GSL_Framework-1.16-1 - NumPy-1.8.0-1 but when I launch QGIS.pkg ...
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Failing to merge rasters in QGIS

I am new to QGIS but have some familiarity with other GIS software (namely ArcGIS). I want to merge a number of LiDAR digital elevation model (DEM) tiles (specifically, 30 individual tiles) to create ...
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How to install QGIS on a 2006 iMac?

I would like to know if there is QGIS version for a 32bit Mac (Intel Duo core processor). The newer versions require a 64bit processor.
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Options for visualizing LiDAR data on (Mac) OS X?

I've recently come across open data LiDAR files for the city of Vancouver. I'd like to view it on my Mac (2011. 10.6.6 OS). My intention is to use the LAS file to identify what the tallest trees are ...
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qgis 2.10.1. mac - geotiff singleband pseudocolor [duplicate]

i've installed mac version from kyngchaos including all required packages ... ... and just noticed the following: while windows version behaves like expected when trying to render an ordinary tif via ...
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How to use grass.script in MacOS

I have installed Python and Grass6.4 using Macports. When I tried to use "import grass.script" in python environment, it gives "no module found" error. I'd spend much time to fixed it but could not ...
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TypeError: QgsEncodingFileDialog

I am using the latest version of QGIS (Lyon) on MAC and have set the default Python version 2.7. Moreover, I have installed all the required python modules and GDAL. It was working before, but now, ...
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Plugin causes QGIS to crash on startup

I get the message "the plugin will be disabled because it crashed QGIS during last startup." Which plugin? None is identified. I'm a bit of a rookie so not sure where to look to solve this. Running on ...
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Update QGIS on Mac OS X

I would like to update QGIS from 2.2 to 2.4 on Mac OS X (10.8) but I cannot find how to do so. Do I have to uninstall and re-install all from KyngChaos? If so, I would therefore lose the extensions ...
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Instructions for QGIS Mac Installation?

So apparently the MAC install needs various stuff besides QGIS itself. The QGIS website sends you to an outside source for GDAL and for even the QGIS download itself. So I got a disk image from that ...
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Install GDAL 2.0 on a MacOSX

Does anybody know what's the easiest way to install GDAL 2.0 on a MacOSX? The usual suspects kingchaos binary distribution and homebrew seem to be stuck on GDAL 1.11 I need support for TopoJSON ...
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How to load MrSID raster layer in QGIS on Mac OS?

I have just upgraded QGIS to 2.0 and now I can't load my SID raster layers. I now remember that getting them into 1.8 was a performance but I can't remember all the details. I have downloaded the ...
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pgRouting - Make fails on Mac

I am having trouble getting started with pgRouting. 1) from binary The Kyngchaos binary just won't install and says it requires PostgreSQL 9.1. I do have it, but probably not where the binary ...
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Why does the Select by expression dialog not show field values?

I haven't found a similar question that already has an answer so I hope I can get one... Please forgive me if the answer is obvious. I'm using QGIS version 2.14.0-Essen on my macbook pro with OSX ...
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QGis: Difference between Mac OSx and Windows

i try to import a KML-Placemark file with QGIS (--> Add Vectorlayer, UTF-8). When i import the File with my Mac (OS 10.6) i don´t have any problems viewing all the attributes stored in the KML-File (...
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How to match air photo to existing vector layers on Mac OS?

I'm trying to add an air photo to a project and match it to existing data. CanVec data is mostly based on the old CIA dataset of the 60's and is hopelessly out of date, but the roads are up to date - ...
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Does anyone have a shapely install for python “dummies” guide?

I have read both questions in regard to installing shapely on a Mac (OS Mountain Lion) and haven't been able to figure it out. I'm not familiar with python syntax and am just trying to get shapely ...
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GRASS via Processing Toolbox doesn't work in QGIS 2.8.3 on Mac?

I am quite new to QGIS and working with the external applications such as GRASS. When trying to launch a GRASS tool from the processing toolbox I get the following error: Missing dependency. This ...
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QGIS Field Calculator Results Removed When Saving Edits

Mac OSX 10.6.8 QGIS 1.8.0 : Using the field calculator from the attribute table, the $area of each feature is shown nicely in the table until I try to save it, then all the values are replaced by NULL ...
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How to install the QGIS Statist plugin in Mac OS X?

I'm trying to install the Statist plugin. I'm running MacOSX 10.7.5. with Python 2.7.3. and Numpy 1.5.1. I have also installed matplotlib 1.1.0 (for python 2.7). When I try to install the Statist 1....
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no popup menu with “right-click” on layer

I am trying to work with ArcGIS 10.4 on a MacBook Pro (OS X El Capitan 10.11.5) using Microsoft Windows via Parallels Desktop 11. "Right-click" in this context normally = "control-click." No matter ...
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QGIS older version to download onto a Mac ios 10.7.5

I am unable to download the newest QGIS to my macbook pro (2011, ios 10.7.5) because I need ios 10.8. Unfortunately, I am also unable to update my computer at this time. On th QGIS website there is an ...
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Chinese characters appear in attribute table

I am running QGIS 2.4 on a mac, and all of the text in my attribute tables appears in Chinese. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing, changing the locale to U.S. English, and nothing helps. I've ...
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How to add GDAL Programs folder to ~/.bash_profile

I have recently installed on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 the GDAL Framework 1.9 with Python bindings from [http://www.kyngchaos.com/software:frameworks][1]. I need to add the following Programs folder to my ...
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QGIS on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I just upgraded to OS X Yosemite therefore I have to use Java 8 (at least this is what Java tells me). After installing QGIS I was trying to start QGIS but I got the error message that I have to have ...
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Getting StatPlanet to work with custom shapefile and data?

I'm assigned to get StatPlanet Plus working with some 3rd-party data to display a thematic map, on a Mac. I have the custom regions and attribute data in a map.shp/dbf. And I've configured the ...