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OSGeo4W is, well, OSGeo "for Windows", so it is not what you are looking for. I have not done it myself, but other people have, so I know it works. I would recommend you get the KyngChaos binaries for QGIS compile the OGR FileGDB driver (which will produce a "dylib" file on the Mac) drop the dylib on the plugins directory of GDAL on the Mac. I believe ...


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You should verify that you can connect using psql. Try psql -U username -h localhost dbname. It should prompt for a password then connect. Run SELECT postgis_version(); to verify that PostGIS is active in the database. If you can connect but SELECT postgis_version() reports an error, PostGIS isn't installed in the database: ERROR: function ...


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You are trying to mix different things: 1) You want to use the Homebrew version of QGIS: Everything must be installed by Homebrew as binaries and libraries in /usr/local/Cellar with symbolic links in /usr/local/bin, GDAL/OGR, QGIS, .... the Homebrew QGIS version uses the Homebrew Python version with modules in /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages All ...


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I still have to resort to ArcGIS in a virtual machine from time to time on my Macbook, and have experimented with performance issues over the years. As @Chad Cooper mentions, XP will feel very snappy indeed ... so does Win7 but it's worth taking the time to tweak it (get rid of Aero, replace the default 'find' with 'everything' app, etc; lots of advice about ...


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How is the file system handled when defining layers in ArcMap, when on a Mac? eg, is there a concept of the C: drive? Is the Windows file system handled by Parallels (with Windows 7 installed)? When you use a virtualization platform like Parallels, your computer is effectively divided into a host and a guest OS. In your case, OS X is the host OS ...


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If you want to run ArcGIS on a Mac (as I do at home), there are two routes you can take. The first is to buy virtualization software -- Parallels or VMWare Fusion are probably the best options for that. These allow you to run Windows within OS X, and for each "virtual machine" you can allocate a specific amount of your system's total resources (RAM, CPU ...


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"QGIS Browser.app is located in QGIS.app/Contents/MacOS/bin. For ease of launching, make a symlink or Finder alias to it." from https://github.com/qgis/Quantum-GIS/pull/197


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No, the GPX driver of GDAL which is used by Qgis for Save As does not know how to handle polygon geometries, and throws an error. But you can convert the polygon into a line geometry using Vector->Geometry-Tools->Polygon to line, and export the resulting new shapefile to GPX. Most probably you want to add FORCE_GPX_TRACK=YES in the layer creation ...


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You have a few options: PostGIS 2 has support for TIN and some other 3D objects. GRASS has support via an add-on. See this how-to document. QGIS has an Interpolation plugin (see here) Roll-your-own by importing the GDAL libraries into a 3D modelling package such as Blender (I do it this way a lot because I want interactive 3D model rather than for ...


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You will need to do some formatting of your data to make them into polygons. Merely labeling a field as WKT will not help. If you have a lot of files (which it sounds like you do), the most effective way will be to automate your solution by writing a script. I was going to explain how when I decided that the simplest way would be to write an example script ...


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Well, self, I'm glad you asked (hopefully you won't have to spend a whole day figuring this out next time). Steps Download the ESRI File Geodatabase API Library (requires account) Move the resultant FileGDB_API folder to /usr/local/ Copy all the files from (or symlink for cleaner in/uninstall) /usr/local/FileGDB_API/include/ ---> /usr/local/include ...


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Use gdal_translate. Here are some instructions on its use: http://www.gdal.org/gdal_translate.html Here is the download page including some information about setting it up in Mountain Lion: http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/DownloadingGdalBinaries http://www.kyngchaos.com/software:frameworks If you want to build it yourself: ...


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No problem, you only need to download QGIS 2.4 and install it. the application (QGIS.app) is placed in /Applications/ the frameworks are in /Library/Frameworks/ (/Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework for example) the extensions are in /Users/you/.qgis2/python/plugins (hidden folder, /Users/me/.qgis2/python/plugins/tablemanager for example) the Python ...


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A CSVT file is just a plain text file that you create with the extension .csvt. The file has a single line with the types for each column: "Integer","Real","String" Make sure there are no spaces between each , or type.


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You can install libLAS: compiling it (Using “XCode” on OS X) installing it with Homebrew (Homebrew Formulas: Liblas) Or you can use GRASS GRASS GIS Wiki: Lidar or Cloud Compare with a new Mac OS X port Mac OS X: CloudCompare


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Get the ECW-Plugin from here: KyngChaos (scroll to the middle of the page)


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From your problem description, it seems ok to just get the data out somehow. Try GDB Flee, an online tool to convert GDBs into open formats.


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Shapely is a Python module and not a QGIS plugin. Therefore you must use the terminal (Terminal.app) and not the QGIS python console to install shapely.


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The QGIS version of Mac OS X (Dufour - KyngChaos) uses GDAL 1.10.1 While the standalone Windows version use GDAL 1.9.X (32 bits) or GDAL 1.10.0 (64 bits) and It seems that the Windows 2.0 standalone installer is packaged wrong. It seems to include outdated and removed plugins. plugin_installer, osm_export, mapserver_export. None of these work ...


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I had the same problem of QGIS reading a CSV file (saved from MS Excel 2011 on my Mac) as a single row. So, I re-saved the Excel worksheet as "Windows Comma Separated (.csv)" and QGIS was able to read it just fine.


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You might get problems with the folder structure, if project file and datasources are not in the same folder, or you used absolute instead of relative folder names. But you can look into the project file with any text editor and fix that. If your datasources are all in one folder on the mac, save the project file into that same folder using relative ...


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Your csv looks a bit weird: location xlat ylon 2ndary sc -3.9115 35.78992 nd water -3.91238 35.78988 lily pond -3.91587 35.78909 old pump -3.91706 35.7888 drk pump -3.91691 35.78885 fatuma s -3.90755 35.81442 kaku shop-3.90756 35.81433 parts shop-3.90743 35.81444 aquilina h -3.90785 35.81469 diana hou-3.90909 35.81462 traffic sur -3.90654 35.81398 goat wo ...


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As Andre has shown the CSV file is not consistently formatted. If this file should be dynamically linked it MUST be cleaned. Otherwise reading the file with a Python script and parsing each line might help. That is what follwing code does: import re # define pattern pattern = re.compile('^(.*) ?(-.*) (.*)$', re.IGNORECASE) # create target layer layer = ...


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ArcGIS 10.1 does not yet support HiDPI, so you will need to set Parallels to 'scaled' resolution if you're running on a Mac with Retina display.


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I have a first generation MacBook Pro (COre 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM) running Windows XP Pro under BootCamp/VMWare Fusion. I needed Windows solely for using ArcGIS. I'll tell you this, under BootCamp, Windows XP FLIES. Performance in the VM is snappy too, as is ArcGIS, and I'm talking about an old-skool MacBook Pro and a version of VMWare Fusion that is probably ...


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You can download Mac OS X installers from this website: http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/postgres I don't know this is compatible with what you installed using brew, but the PostgreSQL/PostGIS binaries you can get from that website should work well, too.


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Ok, in fact, the problem was PostGIS not activated in Postgres.app out of the box. And when we want to CREATE EXTENSION postgis, we have this error: ERROR: could not load library "/Applications/Postgres.app/Contents/MacOS/lib/rtpostgis-2.0.so": dlopen(/Applications/Postgres.app/Contents/MacOS/lib/rtpostgis-2.0.so, 10): Library not loaded: ...


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I run qgis on all three platforms (Mac OSX, Windows(XP and 7), and Linux (Ubuntu)). @DavidF is correct. Mac can not read .mdb by default because it is a proprietary format that Microsoft is not big on sharing and Apple does not want to pay to license. Installing the mdbtools is the answer to your problem. Be aware, it will not run like it does on a windows ...


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What's the path to pg_config? You probably want to run that and use the values of INCLUDEDIR, PKGINCLUDEDIR and INCLUDEDIR-SERVER before you run ./configure


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I received the exact same error message. And I found that installing the newest PROJ framework was the only thing necessary to make QGIS work again. Deinstalling QGIS was not necessary.



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