GIS on the Macintosh

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Command line driven

OpenOSX port of Grass: CD is $50 You can also get Grass for free from

OpenOSX specializes in porting UNIX software to the Mac. They also have Wintel, a virtual machine for running Windows and Linux on the Mac. See Virtual machines on the Macintosh


Looks nice but so far I can't get it to open shapefiles, this could be a serious drawback.

Orbit (Orbit GIS)

Low cost (EU299) enterprise program, free Orbit Explorer viewer

Support for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux


Links I have not followed up on yet. (Quantum GIS)