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1 Requirements

For the installation of gview GIS OS Administrator rights are required on the PC.
Recommended operating systems are Windows Vista, 7, 8, or Windows Server 2008. Furthermore, an installation of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 is necessary.
Optional installation of Microsoft SQL Server >2005 (EXPRESS sufficient) is useful if gview GIS should hold data into a MS SQL database. This installation is however also possible later.

2 Installing gView GIS OS Framework

The installation starts with running the program Setup_gView.exe. To execute this program requires administrative privileges.
The welcome screen of the installation appears in the following form and must be confirmed with the "Next" button:


After the welcome screen, the license agreement must be accepted by clicking the button "Accept":


In the next dialog box, the required components can be selected. The gview Framework (core) is required for each installation. The optional components of a gview GIS installation are the applications gview Carto, gview Data Explorer and gView MapServer.


Do you want to publish, for example, no maps on a web service that can be dispensed with the use gview MapServer option.

After that, the location for the software indicated. You can take the values ​​given here and press “Next”:


The suggested installation path is the folder gViewGisOS in Program Files directory of Windows.
The following dialog will be adjusted if an entry in the Start menu for the installed components of gview GIS is to be made:


Confirm this dialog with "Install" which will begin with the actual copy of the installation. While installing some automatic programs for the "Post-installation" can be started and stopped automatically. For example, some libraries are copied into the Global Assembly Cache for Windows, making it available for building an extension or custom software solutions based on GIS gview frameworks available. Also attempting the gview map server install as a Windows service. It should be noted that the service does not start automatically. The startup type for the service is initially "Manual".

3 Optional installation steps

These steps are for the operation of GIS gview not mandatory. For the use of certain functions and data sources, however, additional software packages are required. Perform the additional setup steps for data formats through which you later want to use with GIS gview too.

3.1 Microsoft SQL Server (EXPRESS), PostgreSQL, PostGIS

The MS SQL Server or PostgreSql provide a stable base for storing data. gview GIS supports the storage of spatial data in this database servers using its own proprietary data format: SQL Feature Database (FDB). This format offers multi-user operation and high performance. In addition, the full geospatial functionality possible with the free Express Edition of MS SQL Server.
PostGIS is an add-on also allows the storing spatial data. GIS gview OS can read and write this format. One of the advantage of gview FDB be waived (checkin, checkout, ...). Due to the widespread use of this format in the Open Source World, PostGIS provides other advantages, of course: This format kann be accessed my almost all GI Systems.

3.2 ArcSDE C-Api

Access to ArcSDE data is possible via the C API of the SDE. To use the functionality, the following files from the C-API that are necessary and not included in the delivery of GIS gview OS:
These files are copied into the GIS program gview directory and then start “parse assemblies” from the Start menu or run gView.Setup.Postinstallation.exe from the program directory. Then you can use the SDE access in all gview GIS application. Will they have access to the SDE via Direct Connect the corresponding DLLs from the SDE C API are also necessary.

3.3 GDAL (FW Tools)

The strengths of GDAL (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library, open-source project) are particularly fast loading and viewing of various image formats (GeoTIFF, ECW, ESRI Grid). gView GIS can directly access via various extensions to this library. The relevant files are located not with the software.
To make the functionality available from GDAL are required for Windows precompiled binaries of the libraries. A collection of compiled files GDAL is found in the GIS toolkit FWTools (
A compilation of the necessary DLLs are also available on the download area of They contain compiled binaries for 32 and 64 bit. The files in each folder are copied into the gview GIS program directory. Then “parse assemblies” from the Start menu or run gView.Setup.Postinstallation.exe from gview program directory.

Last edited Nov 30, 2012 at 12:41 PM by gisdev1, version 3


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