Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: How to Start?

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==A powerful tool to manage spatial data but, how to Start it?==
 
==A powerful tool to manage spatial data but, how to Start it?==
''If you comes here from the shortcut that starts the application, go directly to the paragraph below that starts as: "Finally, when you install Spatial Manager Desktop™, the setup application..."''
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''If you come here from the shortcut that starts the application, go directly to the paragraph below that starts as: "Finally, when you install Spatial Manager Desktop™, the setup application..."''
  
  
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First of all you need to install Spatial Manager Desktop™ by executing the setup program. The name of the file to run will be different for each release of the application. It will appear as follows: ''SpatialManagerDesktop-X.exe'', where "X" is the release number of the application
 
First of all you need to install Spatial Manager Desktop™ by executing the setup program. The name of the file to run will be different for each release of the application. It will appear as follows: ''SpatialManagerDesktop-X.exe'', where "X" is the release number of the application
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*''32-bit and 64-bit versions: There are 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Spatial Manager Desktop™ but you do not need to worry about what platform is selected because the setup program automatically chooses the right version depending on the platform of Windows on your computer''
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**''Under some circumstances it may be of interest to run the 32-bit version even when working in 64-bit Windows since the application may be faster if the amount of data to be managed is not very large. If you want to install the 32-bit version (in addition to the 64-bit version) on a computer which has a 64-bit version of Windows, you must add the parameter "install32bits=1" (lowercase and no spaces between characters) when running the setup program. Watch this short video to learn how:''
  
<u>32-bit and 64-bit versions</u>: there are 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Spatial Manager Desktop™ but you do not need to worry about what platform is selected because the setup program automatically chooses the right version depending on the platform of Windows on your computer. Under some circumstances it may be of interest to run the 32-bit version even when working in 64-bit Windows since the application may be faster if the amount of data to be managed is not very large. If you want to install the 32-bit version (in addition to the 64-bit version) on a computer which has a 64-bit version of Windows, you must add the parameter "install32bits=1" (lowercase and no spaces between characters) when running the setup program. Watch this short video to learn how:
 
  
 
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*''"Quiet" setup: You can install the application in "quiet" mode using the "/quiet" parameter, which will adopt the default values (installation path, etc.) and it will not be necessary to follow the installation process step by step. For example, from de Windows command line you can execute: [Path]/SpatialManagerDesktop-X.exe /quiet''
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**''"[Path]" is any local or networked path, where the installation EXE file can be found''
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**''"X" is the release number of the application''
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**''Note also that this command can be executed from a batch file (*.bat), which will facilitate the deployment of network or remote installations''
  
  
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Finally, when you install Spatial Manager Desktop™, the setup application also adds a Sample data set including some spatial files to your system. Watch this short video and follow the next steps to learn how to start using the application and to check that everything works fine. ''Note: some components in the video (interface, windows look, etc.) may be slightly different that will appear on your computer''
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Finally, when you install Spatial Manager Desktop™, the setup application also adds a Sample data set including some spatial files to your system. Watch this short video and follow the next steps to learn how to start using the application and to check that everything works fine
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*''Note 1: The Sample data folder (and subfolders) is a read-only folder, so select another folder when trying to write data through Export processes, etc.''
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*''Note 2: Some components in the video (interface, windows look, etc.) may be slightly different that will appear on your computer''
  
  
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*Load more Shapefiles (SHP) into the same Map or into new Maps
 
*Load more Shapefiles (SHP) into the same Map or into new Maps
 
*Try to load another kind of spatial files such as Google Earth KML, GPS/GPX, SQLite or XYZ point files
 
*Try to load another kind of spatial files such as Google Earth KML, GPS/GPX, SQLite or XYZ point files
**Note about Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS): if you want to merge into the same Map spatial data which has been saved using differents CRSs, you need to Transform the Coordinates of the incoming data so that they are consistent with each other. This can help you learn how the Coordinate Transformation works in the application. In the sample data set, the Shapefiles (SHP) and the SQLite and XYZ files were saved using the CRS "NAD27 / California zone I" (SRID=26741), and the KML and GPX files were saved using the CRS "WGS 84" (SRID=4326) (mandatory for these formats)
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**Note about Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS): if you want to merge into the same Map spatial data which has been saved using differents CRSs, you need to Transform the Coordinates of the incoming data so that they are consistent with each other. This can help you learn how the Coordinate Transformation works in the application. In the sample data set, the Shapefiles (SHP) and the SQLite and XYZ files were saved using the CRS "WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator" (SRID=3857), and the KML and GPX files were saved using the CRS "WGS 84" (SRID=4326) (mandatory for these formats)
  
  
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Licenses | Licenses, activation, support, updates, purchasing options]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Licenses | Licenses, activation, support, updates, purchasing options]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Providers| Application Data Providers]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Providers| Application Data Providers]]
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Interface | Interface, Wizards, Options]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Interface | Interface, Wizards, Options, Configurations]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Data sources | Data sources, Shortcuts, User Data Sources]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Data sources | Data sources, Shortcuts, User Data Sources]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Spatial files | Spatial files]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Spatial files | Spatial files]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Databases | Databases, Data stores]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Databases | Databases, Data stores]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Maps, layers, views | Maps, Layers, views]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Maps, layers, views | Maps, Layers, views]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Background Maps | Background Maps]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Selecting and filtering | Selecting and filtering Features]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Selecting and filtering | Selecting and filtering Features]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Spatial queries | Layer Spatial Queries]] ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Spatial queries | Layer Spatial Queries]] ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Data edition | Data edition]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Data edition | Data edition]]
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Import and export | Import and export processes, parameters, Coordinate Transformation, Tasks]]
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*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Import and export | Import and export processes, parameters, Coordinate Transformation, export to Google Earth, Tasks]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Layer management | Map Layers management]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Layer management | Map Layers management]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Data use | Data use, export data, clipboard, printing]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Data use | Data use, export data, clipboard, printing]]
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And some useful links to other pages of Spatial Manager Desktop™:
 
And some useful links to other pages of Spatial Manager Desktop™:
*[http://www.spatialmanager.com Spatial Manager™ web]
 
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ Changelog | Changelog]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ Changelog | Changelog]]
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*[[Coordinate Systems objects list | Coordinate Systems objects list]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ EULA | End User License Agreement]]
 
*[[Spatial Manager Desktop™ EULA | End User License Agreement]]
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*[http://www.spatialmanager.com Spatial Manager™ web]

Revision as of 13:41, 22 May 2019

A powerful tool to manage spatial data but, how to Start it?

If you come here from the shortcut that starts the application, go directly to the paragraph below that starts as: "Finally, when you install Spatial Manager Desktop™, the setup application..."


Have you downloaded the setup program? If not, you need to download it from the Spatial Manager Desktop™ Download link


First of all you need to install Spatial Manager Desktop™ by executing the setup program. The name of the file to run will be different for each release of the application. It will appear as follows: SpatialManagerDesktop-X.exe, where "X" is the release number of the application

  • 32-bit and 64-bit versions: There are 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Spatial Manager Desktop™ but you do not need to worry about what platform is selected because the setup program automatically chooses the right version depending on the platform of Windows on your computer
    • Under some circumstances it may be of interest to run the 32-bit version even when working in 64-bit Windows since the application may be faster if the amount of data to be managed is not very large. If you want to install the 32-bit version (in addition to the 64-bit version) on a computer which has a 64-bit version of Windows, you must add the parameter "install32bits=1" (lowercase and no spaces between characters) when running the setup program. Watch this short video to learn how:




  • "Quiet" setup: You can install the application in "quiet" mode using the "/quiet" parameter, which will adopt the default values (installation path, etc.) and it will not be necessary to follow the installation process step by step. For example, from de Windows command line you can execute: [Path]/SpatialManagerDesktop-X.exe /quiet
    • "[Path]" is any local or networked path, where the installation EXE file can be found
    • "X" is the release number of the application
    • Note also that this command can be executed from a batch file (*.bat), which will facilitate the deployment of network or remote installations


Next, you will see the Spatial Manager Desktop™ icon placed on the Windows Desktop (two icons if you have installed the 64-bit and the 32-bit versions), which will let you start the application


SpatialManagerDesktop-Icon2.png


SpatialManagerDesktop-Icon.png


Finally, when you install Spatial Manager Desktop™, the setup application also adds a Sample data set including some spatial files to your system. Watch this short video and follow the next steps to learn how to start using the application and to check that everything works fine

  • Note 1: The Sample data folder (and subfolders) is a read-only folder, so select another folder when trying to write data through Export processes, etc.
  • Note 2: Some components in the video (interface, windows look, etc.) may be slightly different that will appear on your computer




  • Launch Spatial Manager Desktop™
  • In the "Data sources" panel, expand the "Sample data" Shortcut to access the sample Shapefiles (SHP)
  • Right-click over any Shapefile (SHP) to load the spatial information into a new Map
  • Check the loaded Features and play with the Map
  • Load more Shapefiles (SHP) into the same Map or into new Maps
  • Try to load another kind of spatial files such as Google Earth KML, GPS/GPX, SQLite or XYZ point files
    • Note about Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS): if you want to merge into the same Map spatial data which has been saved using differents CRSs, you need to Transform the Coordinates of the incoming data so that they are consistent with each other. This can help you learn how the Coordinate Transformation works in the application. In the sample data set, the Shapefiles (SHP) and the SQLite and XYZ files were saved using the CRS "WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator" (SRID=3857), and the KML and GPX files were saved using the CRS "WGS 84" (SRID=4326) (mandatory for these formats)


So what now?

Now you can try to load and play with your own spatial data and create your own Maps, Shortcuts and User Data Sources. We recommend you take a look at these Wiki pages to learn more about:


And some useful links to other pages of Spatial Manager Desktop™:

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