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Installing GeoData Manager

Installing GeoData Manager for evaluation

This describes how to install GeoData Manager on a PC so you can evaluate how the program fits your needs. GeoData Manager will run with full functionality on one PC for free for 30 days, without requiring any registration or dongle. If you require additional time for evaluation, contact GSDS.

The parts of the program

Installing GeoData Manager for evaluation

  1. Install the runtime library: Download the runtime library then run it. You only have to do this once ever for each computer, and you must do it before you install GeoData Manager.

  2. Install Python: Download Python then run it. You only have to do this once ever for each computer, and you must do it before you install GeoData Manager. You don't need to install this if you have Python 2.7 installed already.

  3. Install the latest version of GeoData Manager: Go to the Download page, download the latest version of GeoData Manager, GSDS_gdnanager_n_n_n_n.msi. Then run it.

  4. Installing GeoData Manager creates a desktop shortcut. Start GeoData Manager. It displays the Database Manager window, with the default sample database:

  5. Open the sample database: double-click sample database or click sample database and click Select DB.

  6. GeoData Manager opens. To find how to use GeoData Manager, go to the first tutorial.

  7. If you will use any SQL server databases, set up users and permissions for GeoData Manager.

  8. Set up your preferences see here.

  9. Consider installing an external 2-D contouring application. We suggest Surfer; GeoData Manager outputs many kinds of Surfer-compatible files.

Uninstalling GeoData Manager

This uninstalls GeoData Manager permanently. Note that if you are upgrading to a new version of GeoData Manager, you do not need to uninstall anything first.

  1. If you want to keep your databases, backup your databases.

    Otherwise delete each database in turn.

  2. Open the Windows Control Panel, select Add or Remove Programs.

  3. Select GeoData Manager and click Remove.

  4. If Python is not used by other applications, select Python and click Remove.