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Using ArcGIS 10 on a virtual machine with OSX

I'm currently using ArcGIS 10 on a Windows 7 64 bit Macbook Pro (2.53 Ghz and 8GB of RAM) using VMWare. However, when I am using ArcGIS I find it quite slow even with Windows 7 (64-bit) optimized for ...
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What are some of the OSX GIS tools

Most Opensource tools are cross platform; however, some GIS tools such as ArcGIS are platform specific (windows only). What are some of the GIS tools that are usable on the mac? EDIT Although thank ...
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installing GEOS, PROJ, GDAL/OGR into a python virtualenv on Mac OS X

I am trying to setup an isolated python virtualenv to work on GIS projects on my Mac OS X. Sounds like I will need to install the GEOS, PROJ, GDAL/OGR from the kyngchaos site here ...
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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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Problems with NA values when reading .DEM file with R 'raster' package in Windows

I am trying to read a raster file in a .DEM format on windows using the 'raster' package in R. I get problems with NA values, when loading the data into R in Windows 7, but I do not have the problem ...
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Why is QGIS 1.8 crashing when exporting to PDF?

I want to export for example this: but qgis crashes. Sometimes with an error message std::bad_alloc. But: My Mac has 8 GByte RAM and "just" 5,... something (of 8) GByte are used, moreover there is ...
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How to get rpy2 for QGIS on OSX?

I am a new QGIS user, have installed QGIS on a Mac running Snow Leopard OSX 10.6.8 following all the instructions. QGIS seems to work well for everything other than when I boot up I get the message ...
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GDAL in C++: Reading a ShapeFile

I am trying to use the GDAL Lib to read a ShapeFile (.shp). I followed the instructions of http://www.gdal.org/ogr_apitut.html - But it doesn't work! #include <gdal_priv.h> #include ...
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Are there any Objective-C frameworks for shapefile drawing?

Hello can someone point me to library for this? Which can read .shp files and render them? Thanx. Mirek
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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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QGIS 2 Python error on Mac OSX

Have just installed newly released QGIS 2.0. I installed the gdal package available at the official kyngchaos site. It seems to run ok, but when the program loads up I get a lengthy error message ...
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Failing to build PostGIS on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)

I'm getting the same problem expressed here Failing to build PostGIS on OS X 10.7 Lion But in Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Things I have checked include: PostgreSQL compiled to several architectures. I ...
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Trying to install QGIS - missing 1.11 GDAL

I just spent the last n hours working on this, and still haven't gotten anywhere, so I'll throw it to the group. I see that other people have asked about this here and here, and I'd be happy to take ...
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Why can't I open a .xls with QGIS in OSX?

I'm trying to open an .xlswith QGIS 1.8 in a Mac, I'm loading the vector layer from Add new vector layeretc. etc. the procedure works in Windows but not in Mac where I have an error Invalid source ...
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ECW/MrSid plugin for GDAL from Kyngchaos not working on Mountain Lion?

Subject says it all. I have installed all of Kyngchaos packages, but gdalinfo --formats does not list ECW or MrSid formats. Could someone else with Mountain Lion try if they can get any JP2 driver ...
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GDAL ECW Support on OSX

I have a large number of ECW format raster images and would like to use with GDAL (and ultimately in QGIS) on Mac OSX. Having seen that there is no official ESRI support for the ECW library on any ...
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Homebrew OGR with FGDB support on OSX 10.9

This answer worked beautifully in 10.8, but isn't working immediately in 10.9. The link to download the FileGDB API still works, but there are a bunch of options available I don't remember from ...
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Unable to add shapefiles via drag and drop - QGIS 2.4 OSx

I have a clean install of OSx Yosemite Beta 5, with homebrew install of QGIS 2.4 and all its basic dependencies. -QGIS version 2.4.0-Chugiak -QGIS code revision exported -Compiled against ...
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Calling QGIS from MacOS python

I would like to import qgis.core and utils from my own copy of python. I do have PYQT4 installed there. I'd be happy to add to my PYTHONPATH or sys.path.append in my code, where do the qgis modules ...
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GDAL tools for QGIS on OSX - what is the exact directory for gdal binaries?

When I try to use the gdal raster tools, eg clipper, I get the message "The process failed to start. Either the invoked program is missing, or you may have insufficient permissions to invoke the ...
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OS X Preview unable to open GeoTiff due to error 259?

I'm currently working on a GeoTiff writer which writes GeoTiffs to the file system. I can write the GeoTiff, dump it with tiffdump, listgeo and gdalinfo and my own GeoTiff reader can read it with no ...
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pyQgis in stand alone script, vector loading error

I am trying to use the Qgis functions in a stand alone Python script. I m running Mountain Lion OS, 2.7 Python & the Qgis 2.0.1 Dufour. My main problem is that I cannot get started - I cannot ...
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How to overcome the layer limit on OSX?

I am trying to add many layers to a project in QGIS. After adding approximately 80 layers, QGIS returns this error: "not a valid or recognized data source". There is nothing wrong with the shapefiles ...
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Geoserver startup page

I have been looking for this for a while and can't find the answer: when you startup geoserver a webpage is opened at localhost:8080/geoserver/web but if you have changed your port config in jetty.xml ...
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How to convert a RGB tiff into pseudocolor with GDAL etc?

In QGIS I have made a singleband pseudocolor image out of one of the bands from a RGB GeoTiff. I choose one band and then make a linear color interpolation (see attached image). I now want to do ...
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Are there any known problems using QGIS on Mac OSX Mountain Lion?

A few days ago Apple released a new version of the OSX (10.8) and I'm thinking about upgrading. So, I was wondering if anyone had any problems with GIS applications (QGIS) and other similar software ...
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Install GDAL frameworks and QGIS — redundant?

Just wondering if GDAL tools are actually already within QGIS -- was it redundant for me to install them on my OS X Yosemite independently? Recently I used GDAL tools to explode .kml data for use ...
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file geodatabase api on osx mavericks via brewed gdal

I've got a new machine with a fresh install of OSX 10.9, and am having trouble getting esri's file geodatabase api to work correctly with my brewed gdal. This is a known issue, noted here: ...
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How do I upgrade from PostGIS 2.0 to 2.1?

I'm using homebrew on OSX. I have a working postgres 9.2 + postgis 2.0 database installed. The main problem is that the 9.2 dump contains all the postgis 2.0 tables and functions, which don't need to ...
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Vectors created in OTB Monteverdi are displaced

I'm using the Orfeo Toolbox Monteverdi in combination with QGIS in order to produce classified vectors of vegetation cover which I then use in maps in QGIS. (I can't use the QGIS OTB plugin because as ...
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QGIS, “Handle bad layers” and empty layers

I'm a novice in GIS, so forgive me all possible mistakes I might have here... I'm using QGIS 2.0.1. (Dufour) with Mac OS X (10.6.8). I have couple of dozens(?) of vector layers added on a project. ...
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Install Georeferencer Plug-in QGis 1.7.0 OS X

I'm trying to install the Georeferencer plug-in in QGis 1.7.0 on Mac OS X (10.5.8). However the plug-in doesn't show up in the list. I have used "enable 3rd parties directory" and I have checked ...
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Is it possible to run qgis through python?

I need to build an app to analyze some raster layers in qgis. I thought it was possible to just write code in python (2.7.6) (IDLE) and let it automatically open QGIS, load some layers, do a distance ...
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Where I can download QGIS 1.8 for Mountain Lion?

I've encountered some problems running my old 1.8 project in 2.0. I would like to reinstall QGIS 1.8 but seems that there are no more 1.8 installer in KingChaos. In QGIS "all releases" there isn't.. ...
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What software is available on OSX for working with DEMs?

I have several adjacent DEM files and would like to combine them into a mosaic and then export to DEM and TXT. I know a Windows solution is to use MICRODEM but before installing Windows 7 I would like ...
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OpenLayers does not appear in the QGIS plugin menu [duplicate]

I have installed the OpenLayers QGIS plugin, which features external map layers in QGIS. Quoting the official page: OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Bing Maps layers and more In QGIS, it seems that ...
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How can I fix a broken gdal-tools plugin in QGIS?

I have QGIS installed on my 2011 macbook pro and I recently upgraded my OS to 10.9. After the upgrade, I noticed that QGIS gives me this error (see attachment 1) saying that the plugin is not ...
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OSX 10.9 + QGIS 2.0.1 - Missing osgeo module

Running the following: QGIS 2.0.1 (via Kyngchaos) OSX 10.9 GDAL/OGR 1.10.1 (via Homebrew). Recently, I've become unable to use the OpenLayers plugin, which is complaining that I'm missing the ...
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Is it necessary/advisable to uninstall QGIS 1.8 first before installing 2.0?

Who has installed QGIS 2.0 on Mac OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)? Is it necessary/advisable to uninstall QGIS 1.8 first? Have you seen any problems importing QGIS 1.8 projects to 2.0?
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How to get back closed panes in QGIS 1.8?

I was using the map composer in QGIS 1.8 in Mac OS X 10.6.8 today and closed a couple of the object attribute panes on the right side of the map composer. However, I can't find a way to get those ...
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mmqgis plugin not showing up in plugin dropdown menu

I have installed the plugin from the plugin dialog box, but I am unable to figure out exactly how to run the plugin.
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Can not install geoserver 2.5.1 on Mac OSX 10.9.3

I am trying to install geoserver 2.5.1 on my Mac (OSX 10.9.3) but i am getting the error “GeoServer.app” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash. Can you pls help?
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Unexpected output when using gdal_rasterize

Ok, I used the following code for converting my layer into raster format but I get a tif file that is completely black or white... from osgeo import gdal, ogr # Define pixel_size and NoData value ...
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QGIS loads PostGIS layers but DBManager can't connect

DB Manager can't connect to PostgreSQL, but "Add PostGIS Layer" can. My eventual goal is to save created layers to PostGIS. I assume I can do this using the DBManager Tool. I can alternatively use ...
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How to verify a PostGIS installation on OS X?

I am trying to set up GeoDjango and installing PostGIS on my mac and when I am trying to ./configure I am getting this error checking PostgreSQL version... PostgreSQL 8.4.9 checking libpq-fe.h ...
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“Browse” button returns python error in QGIS

I use the latest version of QGIS (2.8.2) in MAC and have se the default Python version 2.7. Moreover, I have installed all the required python modules and GDAL. It was working before, but now, when I ...
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setting SAGA folder for QGIS with OS X macports install

I am trying to get the toolbox to work in QGIS 2.6, but I keep getting an error message that SAGA is not properly configured. After much digging, I finally found I can set the SAGA folder in ...
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Mac os x 10.9.4 run geoserver binary in background

I have had problems running Geoserver 2.5.2 as a WAR package in Tomcat 7 on OS X 10.9. Tomcat runs but when I add Geoserver, Tomcat crashes. This happened after the OS X 10.9.4 update. Well, I didn't ...
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Setting up PostGIS: Postgres can't see the PostGIS extensions?

I've just installed Postgres 9.3.4 and PostGIS 2.1 on OSX Mavericks using the very latest versions of the KyngChaos libraries. This is a new machine, and I deliberately haven't installed Postgres ...
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Syncing Google Earth My Places data in OS X

Since Google hasn't implemented a sync service for Google Earth's My Places data, I'm trying to make this work manually between my home and work computers, one OS X the other Windows. Windows side ...