Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: How to Start?

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

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 look 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 video to learn how:

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



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

  • 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
    • Note for the Trial version: during the testing period you will not be able to load more than 100 Features from a file

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 to these Wiki pages to learn more about:

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