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 GeoData Manager program itself and several data files that GeoData Manager creates.
A runtime library.
A Python library
One or more databases of geothermal data for GeoData Manager. When you first install GeoData Manager it installs a sample database, with real geothermal data, for you to experiment with. As you use GeoData Manager you will create other databases to store your data.
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.
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.
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.
Installing GeoData Manager creates a desktop shortcut. Start GeoData Manager. It displays the Database Manager window, with the default
Open the sample database: double-click
sample database or click
sample database and click
GeoData Manager opens. To find how to use GeoData Manager, go to the first tutorial.
Set up your preferences see here.
Consider installing an external 2-D contouring application. We suggest Surfer; GeoData Manager outputs many kinds of Surfer-compatible files.
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.