GISLook & GISMeta

GISLook and GISMeta are plugins for Mac OS X 10.5 and higher that show GIS data in the Finder and other applications.

Use GISLook to browse and preview GIS data in Finder windows, including Cover Flow and Quick Look windows.

Use GISMeta to view the size of GIS raster grid files.

High grid values are represented in white, low values in black.

To activate Quick Look, select a document in the Finder and press the space bar (or choose File > Quick Look) and the file will be viewable in a separate window.

Vector data
• ESRI Shape (.shp)
• E00 ArcInfo Interchange (.e00)
• ArcInfo Coverage (.adf)

Raster grids, such as digital elevation models or land cover data with a single band
• BIL (.bil), BIP (.bip) and BSQ (.bsq) with .hdr file
• ESRI ASCII Grid (.asc)
• ESRI Binary Grid (.flt with .hdr file)
• PGM (.pgm)
• SRTM (.hgt and .dem)
• Surfer Grid (.grd)
• USGS DEM (.dem)

Download v. 1.0.2

Installer Package (200 KB, 7 April 2011).
OS X 10.5 or higher is required.
This is new in version 1.0.2.

Removing GISLook and GISMeta

To remove GISLook, delete this file:

To remove GISMeta, delete this file:


When GISLook stops working, see here.


GISLook is a project by Bernhard Jenny.
Please contact me if you find a bug or have any comments.