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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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QGIS won't read table columns in CSV import on Mac OS

I am trying to import a CSV file to QGIS, but it ends up looking like my print screen below (program is in Swedish but in the preview window you can how QGIS won't read my data correctly). I can't ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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QGIS says “osgeo [python-gdal]” isn't installed on Mac

I know similar questions have been asked (like this one) -- but I'm encountering a unique problem. I installed GDAL complete 1.11 from KyngChaos, but when I open QGIS, I get the following error ...
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How do I use the GRASS command line tools within QGIS?

How do I use the GRASS command line tools within QGIS? I use the QRASS plugin to open the mapset, and then I open the GRASS tools window. I click on 'GRASS shell' under modules and it brings up a ...
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QGIS 2.8 PrintComposer, no coordinates shown

I tested under MacOS 10.10.3 and 10.9.5 now: In the QGIS v2.8 Print Composer I don´t get coordinates shown when I want to create a map sheet and activate "Draw coordinates". I can do all settings ...
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Why is QGIS so much faster on Windows than Mac? (or: Why is QGis so slow on macs?) [closed]

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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How to install 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 2.4.0 Mac Yosemite compatibility

I just upgraded to the Beta 2 version of MacOS 10.10 ("Yosemite"). I'm getting an error when I try to "drag and drop" shape files into QGIS. I'm running QGIS 2.4.0, GDAL 1.11, and MATPLOTLIB 1.3.1. ...
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Open QGIS project on different computers

I have multiple QGIS projects that need to go to different computers. I put all the files on a USB and loaded it under "Documents" on the other computers like it is saved on my own computer. ...
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Installing LASTools to QGIS on a Mac (or other LAS processing plugins)

I recently saw this link how to install LAStools toolbox to QGIS. The problem is that the instructions are only for Windows users. Now I wonder if it's possible to install LAStools on a Mac with QGIS ...
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How to set up ArcGIS Server 10.1 test environment on Mac laptop with VMware?

In my production environment I have ArcGIS Server 10.0 Enterprise, ArcSDE 9.3, and ArcIMS. I want to shut down ArcIMS as soon as possible for obvious reasons, and upgrade ArcSDE 9.3 to 10.1 and ArcGIS ...
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Zebra grid is not displayed in map composer

in Qgis 2.6, in Map composer, while selecting grid frame style as Zebra, it does not works. Also while drawing coordinates points as exterior in map convas, it is not displayed. Actually I am facing ...
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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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Couldn't load plugin fTools due an error when calling its classFactory() method

When I start qgis I get a python exception: Couldn't load plugin fTools due an error when calling its classFactory() method ... 309, in _import mod = _builtin_import(name, globals, locals, ...
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I've downloaded the GDAL-1.11.1 package but why can't I call on it in python?

I have a Mac and am very new to this coding stuff.. I'm using a code that includes import osgeo as gdal and so I've downloaded GDAL from https://pypi.python.org/pypi/GDAL/ which has a folder ...
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Wind Farm Viewshed Analysis

I am new to GIS and I want to run several view shed analysis operations for wind turbines located in the North of England I have installed QGIS and have the GRASS r.los plug in installed for line of ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 QGIS not using user-installed Python 2.7

My QGIS does not recognize the recently installed python 2.7 on my mac osx 10.6.8. it still uses the python version 2.6 that is automatically installed by apple. Opening qgis I always receive an ...
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How do I set a CRS when it isn't listed in QGIS? (Mac, not PC)

I want to work with a shapefile that is in a Coordinate System that I can't locate in QGIS for Mac. When I load this shapefile data, it shows up fine, on-the-fly has generated the CRS data most likely ...
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How to add csv file in QGIS 2.0 using Delimited Text Layer Plugin?

I used to import csv files in previous versions of QGIS using the format below, but when I upgraded to QGIS 2.0 the delimited text layer plugin was changed and I can't import the file anymore. The ...
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How do i convert STDS file to ASCII DEM?

I've downloaded several 7.5 minute DEM files from USGS and they have file names like: 1661629.DEM.SDTS.TAR On MAC these decompress into a folder with serval files having the extension '.DDF'. Is ...
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QGIS 1.8.0 on Mac - how to cut/paste/delete?

I have a line vector layer selected, editing is on, I select one vector (a dozen points) with the node select tool so the vertices are red squares. the cut icon is greyed out, command/X does ...
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split features (vector line) problem

Part of a stream is now underground so I'm trying to use split features to break the stream into two pieces. The manual says to select the feature, then the split features icon, then draw a line ...