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Bernhard Jenny

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There are two new plugins available for viewing GIS data on Mac OS X:

GISLook is a Quick Look plugin that previews GIS data in Finder windows, including Cover Flow and Quick Look windows.
GISMeta is a Spotlight plugin that shows the size of GIS raster grid files.

The following formats are supported: ESRI Shape, E00, ArcInfo Coverage, USGS DEM, SRTM, ESRI ASCII grid, ESRI Binary grid, BIL, BIP, BSQ, Surfer Grid, PGM.

Both plugins are free. Mac OS X 10.5 is required. Download and more information:[url="http://<a%20href="http://jenny.cartography.ch/gislook/"%20target="_blank">http://jenny.cartogr...k/</a> "]
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Thanks Bernhard,

This works great!

Perhaps a future release might support .lyr files?

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I agree with Matthew, this is great! Thanks Bernhard!
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Thank you for sharing, this looks really interesting... I'm curious which GIS programs you run on your Mac? I haven't had a chance to explore the world of Mac GIS yet. :(

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Thank you for sharing, this looks really interesting... I'm curious which GIS programs you run on your Mac? I haven't had a chance to explore the world of Mac GIS yet. :(


This discussion covers part of my decision making process and experiences re. Mac and GIS/cartography work.
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Absolutely wonderful!. Wish I had these months ago.
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Excellent! I actually looked into writing something like this a few months ago, then quickly gave up not knowing where to begin. :P

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I wonder what about it requires OS 10.5. I didn't know there was much underlying difference in the code between 10.4 (Tiger) and 10.5 (Leopard).
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I wonder what about it requires OS 10.5. I didn't know there was much underlying difference in the code between 10.4 (Tiger) and 10.5 (Leopard).


QuickLook is an OS level feature that was introduced in 10.5. 10.4 doesn't have it, so there is nothing for this plug-in to plug in to in Tiger.

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