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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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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?
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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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Different results from GDAL raster attribute table command on mac and windows

I am trying to get the raster attribute table of the following file: Shift_cult_past_current_prediction_20160107_gr1DD.tif available here: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to enable Esri file geodatabase support in QGIS 2.0 on OSX?

What steps do I need to take to get Esri .gdb files functioning in QGIS? I'm a QGIS user running v2.0 (Dufour) on Mac OSx 10.8.5. I have some data in .gdb format and need to access this and work ...
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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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Globbing in Windows to process images - how do bash loops look in DOS?

I'm doing some batch image processing with imagemagick on OSX using this line: for file in $(cat all.txt); do convert -crop 50X50@ +repage +adjoin "$file" "$file"_tile_50x50@_%d.jpeg; done It takes ...
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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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GDAL ECW Support on OSX [duplicate]

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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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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How to brew GRASS with Postgresql support? [closed]

On my Mac, running OS X 10.10.5 and I installed Grass with homebrew: brew tap osgeo/osgeo4mac brew install grass-70 Unfortunately, I cannot choose the pg driver in the db.login menu. Can anyone ...
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gdalwarp cant find libproj.dlib

Thought I had finally got Python, gdal and QGIS to play nicely together but just tried to do a batch transform using a bash script to call gdalwarp and it claimed it couldn't read the libproj.dlib ...
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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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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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Storing large number of mapsets with many raster maps

OS X El Capitan, GRASS GIS 7.0.1 I have a location with about 530 read-only mapsets with each about 2600 raster maps (plus PERMANENT and one link to a read-write mapset), overall 11.255.481 raster ...
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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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Problem with installation of QGIS 2.8 in Mac OS X 10.7

I had followed the installation process of QGIS for installing in my Mac OS X 10.7 (http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/qgis). However, I had a problem in the moment when I open the Qgis, that could ...
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QGIS 2.12.1 crashes on Mac OSX-11 because of Incompatible PROJ library version

I have just installed QGIS 2.12.1 on my mac OSX-11 El Capitan and all relevant libraries - on running QGIS and loading a previous project the program shuts down. The error reported is: Dyld Error ...
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AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'classFactory'

I'm trying to compile a cython plugin for QGIS. The plugin is working on windows (32/64) machines but was never used on Mac before. I compiled the cython for python as described here but there are ...
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QGIS 2.12 Symbology does not work correctly [duplicate]

I use QGIS for a long times on mac and windows and i have a problem with the 2.12 version on my OSX 10.8.5 when I want to edit style of my vector layer. When i click on properties of a vector layer ...
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Entering data down column using tab or return key in QGIS for Mac?

I have many shapefiles that require I manually populate data fields in an attribute table. I am using QGIS in a Mac system. For speed and efficiency, I prefer to use the tab or return carriage to ...
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Compatibility with different versions of QGIS and Mac OS

I use QGIS 2.1.0 and Mac OS 10.7.5. If I update to OS Yosemite or El Capitan when it's released this fall; do I risk compatibility problems with my version of QGIS? Or if I update to the newest ...
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Unable to add shapefiles via drag and drop - QGIS 2.4 OSx [closed]

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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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 to install postgis extension using an existent version on postgresql on OSX 10.9.4

I'm trying to install postgis using my existent version of postgresql. I tried doing: brew install postgis. But I'm getting the following error trying run create extension postgis; query ...
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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 ...