Download Grass GIS for Mac OS X

Mac OS X 10.5 UB (PPC & Intel) Mac OS X 10.4 (PPC)
Size: 113.1 MB

src: 23 Apr 08
bin: 13 Nov 08

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Size: 122.9 MB

src: 23 Apr 08
bin: 13 Nov 08

( d/l)

GRASS GIS 6.3.0 is ONE APPLICATION ONLY. It has 2 choices inside:
GRASS X11  : X11 is required like GRASS OS X-X11, an hybrid app based on GRASS X11. X11 application is in your System DVD in "Optional Installs" package.
Complete GRASS OS X and GRASS X11 configuration. All changes for this version.
It's possible to open QGIS application inside GRASS with all Grass tools enabled.
Grass for 10.4 PPC works in Mac OS X 10.4 Intel under Rosetta emulation.
Important: YOU HAVE TO INSTALL LAST SECURITY UPDATE. Many errors at the start are linked to this one.

GRASS OS X has a method to use Terminal like xterm in GRASS X11.
You can try a new GUI (Graphic User Interface) written in wxPython. More info.

This version for Mac OS X is easy to use because it's a normal Mac OS X application and it's easy to copy the application in any computer in the network. The first time users have to read the Readme file inside the package.
Grass GIS (OS X and X11) now use new libraries much more modern and there are new supported formats in input and output. My suggestion is to use GRASS with QGIS (single package) opened inside Grass.
A very good Grass 6.2 manual is available in italian (thanks to Dr. A. Clerici).

Download italian Grass locations (18 kb). It includes 5 locations: utm 32-33 and 32-rer (Emilia-Romagna) with european datum 50 and gauss-boaga east-west. Unzip this file, choice your location (a folder), change the folder name (without space) and put it inside grassdata folder.
If you want to know how to start GrassGIS download xcode project (300kb). You can modify it and share your changes.

GRASS GIS includes:

  • GDAL-OGR 1.5.1 (import/export formats library): supported formats
  • proj 4.6.0 (coordinate transformation library)
  • tcl-tk 8.5.2 (GUI interface)
  • fftw 3.1.2 (library for computing the discrete Fourier transform)
  • libjpeg 6b (jpeg library)
  • libpng 1.2.26 (png library)
  • libtiff 3.8.2 (tiff library)
  • giflib 4.1.6 (gif library)
  • gettext 0.17 (gettext library)
  • freetype 2.3.5 (freetype library - only GRASS X11)
  • lesstif 0.95.0 (X11 Motif library - only GRASS X11)


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