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Old Dec 17th, 2006, 10:44 PM   #1
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Anyone using GIS software for Mac?

I am starting to pick up a few GIS courses and cartography courses at university. I was wondering if anyone out there uses GIS software for the Mac.
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Old Dec 18th, 2006, 02:30 AM   #2
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I am starting to pick up a few GIS courses and cartography courses at university. I was wondering if anyone out there uses GIS software for the Mac.
My wife is a GIS guru AND a Mac user, but she has to use a PC for ESRI ArcInfo/ArcView. You could of course use Parallels to run PC apps within OSX or just install Windows on an Intel Mac to run GIS apps. She does everything else [e.g. Photoshop or InDesign work] within OSX.
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Old Dec 18th, 2006, 04:06 AM   #3
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You could of course use Parallels to run PC apps within OSX or just install Windows on an Intel Mac to run GIS apps.
Exactly what I am likely going to do. Hopefully ordering the MBP tomorrow. Thanks, this answers my question.
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Old Dec 18th, 2006, 02:57 PM   #4
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I use Bootcamp for Arc and MapInfo. I will love it when Parallels finally runs off my BootCamp partition. Yes, I know Build 3036 does that but it doesn't support FAT32.
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Apparently, there is an old version of ArcView 3.x for Mac, but it is not supported by ESRI anymore.

So WGW, you just run ArcGIS off your Mac using Bootcamp? Any problems doing this?

Thanks.
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Old Dec 18th, 2006, 03:42 PM   #6
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i run ArcGIS 9.1 and MapInfo on an intel imac (in XP under bootcamp)...before then, i had to use it exclusively at work/school. i found a few GIS programs for macs, but none seemed to ever work.
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Old Dec 19th, 2006, 05:32 PM   #7
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Apparently, there is an old version of ArcView 3.x for Mac, but it is not supported by ESRI anymore.

So WGW, you just run ArcGIS off your Mac using Bootcamp? Any problems doing this?

Thanks.
No probs at all. Although I wish I could hook it up to dual-monitors -- alas the MB labours under its weak-ass graphics capabilities.
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I have a project that will require some GIS mapping... anyone want to offer (informed) suggestions for Native OS X GIS software? I'm downloading QuantumGIS (and the GRASS, GDAL and GSL frameworks) to test it out, but happy to go another direction if there's a better option out there. Looked at a couple of others that rely on X11, but I'd like something that has a nice OS X UI, not a butt-ugly Windows or Linux interface.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 06:24 PM   #9
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Native GIS software for MacOS will be difficult to find and likely not completely what you are looking for. That said what is it that you need to do?
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