Geographical Imaging CD From OpenOSX Available

OpenOSX.com is now shipping the 3D spatial analysis app, Grass GIS Pre 2 CD. Grass GIS is a geographical database CD designed for use by proffesionals in the topographical imaging field. The CD now has OS X support and bug fixes. According to OpenOSX.com:

OpenOSX.com releases Grass GIS Pre 2 CD By simply double-clicking on the OpenOSX package, install Grass (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) GIS (Geographical Information System) Pre 2 for Mac OS X in minutes. Grass is the most complete and sophisticated open-source GIS, now in development for twenty years.

The OpenOSX Pre 2 CD offers Mac OS 10.0.x through 10.1 compatibility (including dual-processors), additional modules, along with bug fixes.

With over 350 modules, Grass is the only real alternative to ArcView GIS, which fully-configured will cost more than US$20,000 and is not supported on Macintoshes.

Grass GIS offers state of the art three-dimensional dynamic spatial analysis and visualization. Users of Grass include NASA, USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) to name a few.

The OpenOSX CD greatly simplifies installation and installs a long list of all the required libraries and programs for full functionality. The CD is bundled with complete documentation and limited installation support.

The following preprograms are installed and fully configured for Mac OS X:

  • Grass 5.0 Pre 2
  • NVIZ
  • XFree86 4.1.99.1
  • XDarwin 1.0a3
  • Tcl/Tk 8.3.2
  • XFree86 4.1.99.1
  • PostgreSQL 7.1.2
  • Unix ODBC 2.0.7
  • Mesa 3.4
  • Tcl/Tk 8.3
  • FFTW 2.1.3
  • GDAL 1.1.4 (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library)

You can find more information about the Grass GIS Pre 2 CD at the OpenOSX.com Web site. Grass GIS Pre 2 CD is available for US$30.00.

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