Apparently iMap wasn’t the first mapping program available for OS X — SierraMaps.com has released a CD of GRASS 5.0 beta 11 GIS, which has been available for OS X for some time, according to Jeshua Lacock. GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a raster-based GIS, vector GIS, image processing system, graphics production system, data management system, and spatial modeling system from Baylor University.
The CD installs and configures GRASS GIS with all of the programs and libraries required to run the GUI (graphical user interface) within Mac OS X’s Aqua interface. The installation program also installs complete documentation — in both PDF and HTML formats — tutorials with sample data, and a mirror of the official GRASS Web site.
The CD comes with limited-technical support. Plus, SierraMaps will no longer offer free tech support for the installation of GRASS 5.0 for Mac OS X that they ported. The GRASS 5.0 beta costs US$25. Those who order it will receive $10 off of the final version of GRASS. For more details go to the
product Web site.
SierraMaps.com has also released a new version of Gimp, bringing it to version 1.2.1. Gimp is an open-source alternative to Adobe’s venerable Photoshop application.
The Gimp CD installs and configures Gimp with all of the programs and libraries required to run the graphical-user-interface within Mac OS X’s Aqua interface. The installation program also installs complete documentation (in both PDF and HTML formats), tutorials, brushes, patterns.
The CD costs US$25.00, and you will receive $10 off of our next Gimp CD. More information is available from the
Gimp Web site.