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All tutorials I have looked at say to just click "New Mapset" to begin a new one but obviously I can't do this to even begin.

I'm not sure if there's something you need to do before creating a new Mapset: I've tried it with a (OS OpenData) map already in QGIS and with a blank page and nothing seems to allow me to click on it.

What am I doing wrong?

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    You need a GRASS location first. I used the GRASS GUI to create one. Then you can open it in the QGIS browser panel. – AndreJ Aug 31 '17 at 18:25
  • Hi. Thankyou. I have downloaded GDAL and all frameworks etc.. On QGIS wxGUI tutorial it says to open GRASS on menu...now, I can see GRASS in QGIS (as above picture shows) but cannot find it in my applications menu. Is it under a different name? I have opened up all frameworks as far as I can tell. – B.T. Sep 22 '17 at 12:09
  • Seems you are working on a Mac (which I have no experience with). You need GRASS 6 from kyngchaos.com/software/grass or GRASS 7 from grass.osgeo.org/download/software/mac-osx. – AndreJ Sep 22 '17 at 15:14

Try changing your Custom paths in Grass Options>General to:


1. Click Plugins;
2. Click GRASS;
3. Click GRASS Options->General ->Custom;
4. Fill in: /Applications/QGIS.app/Contents/MacOS/grass7

Refers to this post: Set QGIS 2.18.7 on OSX - 10.12 to use GRASS 7

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