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go to kingchaos and you have all the FOSS4G desktop GIS compiled for Mac: - GRASS GIS - Quantum GIS + PostgreSQL, PostGIS, GDAL and others (Mapserver) You have also OpenJump, GvSIG, Udig, Ossim and Cartographica (not free, 495 $) + R and R spatial packages + Merkatoor (OpenStreetMap editor) + some other things


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I run ArcGIS on OSX pretty much every day using VMWare. The only difference is that I do not have it installed in a Virtual Machine - it is a bootcamp partition - and let me explain to you why, IMHO, this has more advantages over a standard VM installation for ArcGIS. First let's take VMWare out of the equation and talk about pure Bootcamp. When you use ...


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Pretty good list here.


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QGIS will run on OSX. You can download it from here: http://www.qgis.org/wiki/Download#MacOS_X


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One workaround is just to go for the raw data, since this is a very simple file format. Not for everyone, but it can be illuminating to see what is happening. ## all these details are in the .HDR file NROWS <- 6000 NCOLS <- 4800 At this point you can try the different options for integer sign and endianness directly, and reading ...


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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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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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There are some issues with this file or with GDAL. I am using windows 7 R version 2.13.1 (2011-07-08) Platform: x86_64-pc-mingw32/x64 (64-bit) and > getGDALVersionInfo() [1] "GDAL 1.7.2, released 2010/04/23" > GDALinfo('E020N90.DEM') rows 6000 columns 4800 bands 1 origin.x 20 origin.y 40 res.x ...


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The issue seems to be caused by a problem recognising the fact that the data is in signed 2 byte integer format. It is wrongly interpreted as unsigned 2 byte integer format. Therefore your nodata value of -9999 becomes: 2bytes=256*256 -9999 = 55537 What I find strange is that min value : -9999 and max value : 5483 are the same for both windows and mac. ...


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As already been mentioned in GS exchange, the QGIS version of Kyng Chaos uses the standard Apple Python and the version 2.x (and not the 3.x, nor others Python implementation, Homebrew, Anaconda, etc.) As indicated in the documentation, you must first add PyQGIS to the PYTHONPATH I use here the Terminal application: export ...


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the path is /Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/Programs which is a symbolic link to the latest version installed /Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/Versions/1.8/Programs To use the commands in the console (shell): export PATH=/Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/Programs:$PATH gdalinfo .. Or put this command in the bash_profile file


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Build for both and only exclude powerpc binaries. ARCHFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64" ./configure ARCHFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64" ./make But honestly, if you are already in the Kyngchaos realm with GEOS and proj.4, then just grab his PostgreSQL/PostGIS binaries, too.


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Are you running on osx? I take it you are referring to how on startup it opens the browser to the GeoServer homepage? That port is actually hardcoded and you can't change it so it is a bug. Feel free to open an issue in the bug tracker.


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If you need to use OSX you can easily avoid installation complexities by installing homebrew! After this the only commands you will need to enter are: brew install gdal It will automatically install also proj and geos because they are gdal dependencies.


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I make replicable Python/C/C++ GIS environments using virtualenv and zc.buildout. My ichpage https://github.com/sgillies/ichpage project is a little dated but could serve as a template for an up-to-date one (like the one I use for my Pleiades site development work and deployments). Blog post about it at ...


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Virtualenv allows you to provision a private Python environment, but does not extend to system libraries outside of the Python universe. The three packages you mentioned are all C/C++ applications at their core, so while they have interfaces for use with Python, they cannot be packaged without interacting with the C libraries (libc on up). Because of the ...


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There are several solutions for retrieving accidentally 'hidden' Composer panels in QGIS 1.8, outlined here (checkout last one). Panels in the main QGIS window are accessible via the View->Panels submenu. This issue has been fixed in master branch. If you want to try the master branch, there are nightly builds available for 10.6.8 here.


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Have you used "old labelling" (from inside the layers properties) or "new labelling" (from the icon toolbar)? Old labelling is known to make problems.


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It is a recurrent question: the module is Shapely and it is a pure Python module and not a QGIS plugin. (Shapely.geometry is part of the Shapely module). QGIS on Mac OS X use the default Apple install of Python (Mac OS X is a UNIX, like Linux) Windows does not have Python installed by default, so QGIS must install its own version of Python where Shapely is ...


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Try gdal_merge. You can grab the GDAL framework from William Kyngesburye's website. Instructions for utilizing gdal_merge can be found here.


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UPDATE: This issue has been addressed with the following commit to QGIS master branch. The fix may soon be backported to the 2.0.x branch as well. Since the issue stems from how many files an application can have open at once on a Mac, try moving your data to a database instead. You can import your shapefiles into Spatialite or PostgreSQL/PostGIS databases ...


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QGIS from KyngChaos and from Larry Shaffer's Nightly Mac Build of QGIS from 'master' Branch use exclusively the Apple Python because the developers are sure that it is installed (and not those from Python.org, from EPD, from Homebrew, from MacPorts, from Anaconda, from...). So you must install the Python modules like matplotlib, Psycopg2,..., for the ...


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Please check out http://www.kyngchaos.com/files/software/qgis/QGIS-1.8.0-2.dmg to download.


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The link only is not sufficient: all the archives of KyngChaos software and Frameworks are in Kyngchaos: Unix Port Download Archive. But, if you want to have the 2 versions, you need to rename temporarily the installed version of QGIS.app into QGIS2.0.app, for example, otherwise it will be replaced by the 1.8 version. You can use them at the same time


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If you install the 2. version It will overwrite the 1.8 version (QGIS.app). But,I use everyday versions 1.8, 2. and master on Mac OSX 10.6.8 without problem (often at the same time). So, the only thing you need to do is to rename the version 1.8 in QGIS1.8.app , otherwise, it will be deleted (QGIS.app)


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If you want to use the Kyngchaos's version of QGIS, you should use his version of GDAL/OGR (Framework in /Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework). This version also installs the Python osgeo module (in /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages because QGIS use the Apple Python). If you want to use the Homebrew version of GDAL/OGR (library in /usr/local/Cellar with ...


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As indicated in the error message you have to install 'python-gdal' bindings. Also you may check out similar questions: Missing QGIS raster menu tools - '“osgeo python-gdal” module is missing', QGIS says “osgeo python-gdal” isn't installed on Mac


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There is nothing wrong with your GeoTIFF file. You just need a better program to view it with. Most basic "paint"-style programs such as Preview, Paint, Paint.NET, all expect a Byte pixel type for TIFF files. Although a float type is part of the file specifications, most software don't implement this support. Software that should work include most GIS ...


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Nothing quite on the level of ArcGIS in features, price or frustration. But, there are some such as: MicroImages TNTMips, Cartographica, MapDiva. Also, ArcGIS is usable in a VM as long as you're not doing anything too 3D intensive. Presumably, that would be true of other proprietary GIS applications.



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