Archive for the 'GIS on a MBP' Category

GIS on the Mac Part 1: VSTV

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

I forgot to post the VSTV episode here, but last week I created Part 1 of a 3-4 part series (1 per month). I cover webmapping, google earth and a first glance at QGIS. Head over the VerySpatial to check it out.

Running virtual globes on your Intel Mac

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

Check out the post by Ogle Earth for a good wrap up of virtual globes in Mac, Parallels, and BootCamp. Also, I can’t say enough about Parallels if you are running a Mac, and the new version seems that much (though I haven’t installed it yet) and if they can find a way to enable […]

Where is the RS love…

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

So I have looked around a little to find an actual remote sensing package for the Mac, but I haven’t had much luck. You can do a good bit of raster manipulation in GRASS, but it isn’t really an RS package. Others offer various raster operations, but they don’t even really match even what GRASS […]

WebMapping on the MBP

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Even though the MBP is essentially a portable FreeBSD box complete with most things you need to run a website (apache is preinstalled), that doesn’t mean that it can view all pages. As you can guess, anything that requires IE6/7 isn’t going to work in any of the native Mac browsers. So right off the […]

Important GIS on Mac links

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

While most *ix-based server products will run on MacOS X, there is much more that you can do from dual booting or virtualizing your Intel-based Mac to running some great desktop apps. This is a short list of what is out there just to get you started. I found most of these when I first […]

First step…install something

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

With the impending release of ArcGIS 9.2 I have naturally decided to install ArcGIS on the MBP.  I installed 9.1 in Parallels over the weeked and it runs sufficiently for your everyday tasks.  It is likely that when more memory arrives in a couple of days it will run even better. Now on to the […]

Beginning a series…MBP & GIS

Monday, October 30th, 2006

I am going to start posting a little more regularly here at the lbtc. I am going to focus on something I have kept on the VerySpatial blog since it started, GIS, but I don’t want to swamp that blog since it goes out to so many people thanks to PlanetGeospatial. So over the next […]