Monthly Archives: July 2012

GISLook – A quicklook plugin for Mac OS X

The Cartography group at Oregon State Uni offers a QuickLook plugin for Mac OS X, which allows to preview multiple types of GIS files (ESRI shapefiles etc) by just hitting the space bar. Very valuable if you want to just quickly check out the spatial content of a file without throwing it into a GIS. Here’s an example (even properly associates the auxiliary files *.dbf, *.shx etc with the right spatial content):

Previewing a shapefile using the GISlook quicklook plugin.

Here’s the link: