[Ottawa_users] QGIS or OSGEO-LiveDVD on a Mac?

Regie Alam regie.alam at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 17:58:14 EDT 2012

Hi Richard,

   I would love to point them to a VM option but most of them are not
that technically-savvy. Almost all don't even know GIS. What I'd like
to happen is for them to click one file and then proceed on to what
they actually need to do for the project. This was easy for the
windows version since all they have to do was click the QGIS
installler and then open up the QGIS project file. Once they do that
all the data are loaded right away. Having to install the VM might
turn them off.

   I'll see if I can get confirmation on the OSGEO-Live DVD and then
will recommend that option for those that have Macs.


On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 5:43 PM, richard burcher <drownedfrog at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Regie,
> I don't have a mac.
> Looking at the osgeo live dvd site (http://live.osgeo.org/en/download.html)
> the software has both a windows & mac installer. I would be inclined to say
> that they should have not problem. Have you pushed them towards the virtual
> machine option?
> As for accessing the data on harddrive from booted live-dvd. I've tested the
> older osgeo 5.0 live dvd on windows 7 machine & could access files ok.
> Hope this helps,
> Richard
> On 29 April 2012 16:56, Regie Alam <regie.alam at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>   Does anybody know if QGIS or the OSGEO-Live DVD (which contains
>> QGIS) work on a Mac? Are there any other pre-requisites, or is it just
>> plug the DVD and play?
>>   We are currently doing an Ottawa Tree Canopy Cover Project
>> (http://www.ottawaforests.ca/index.php/our-events/32-ottawa-tree-canopy-mapping-project)
>> using QGIS but a few of our volunteers indicated that they have Macs.
>> I don't have access to a Mac computer so I have no way to check. Also,
>> we are providing them data (shapefiles, geotiffs) that were created on
>> a Windows machine. We're asking them to copy that data on to their
>> computers. Would those data still be accessible once they copy those
>> on to their Macs and use the OSGEO-Live DVD?
>> Thanks very much,
>> Regie
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