Ecoscope GUI#

Features#

The Ecoscope GUI (graphical user interface) is an easy-to-use cross-platform software that allows you to:

  • choose events or subject group observations from your EarthRanger instance, optionally filtered by date ranges

  • download the data

  • export the resulting data as either a geopackage (.gpkg) or a CSV (.csv) file and save it to your machine.

The GUI supports 3 user interface languages at the moment:

  • 🇬🇧 English

  • 🇫🇷 French

  • 🇪🇸 Spanish

Screenshots can be found at the bottom of the page.

The GUI uses ecoscope under the hood to filter, clean, and process the downloaded data. The interface is built with Python and the Qt graphical framework.

Requirements#

Please review the system requirements below that are needed to run the software before proceeding to the Downloads section.

OS

CPU architecture

Free Disk Space

Notes

Windows

64-bit

at least 1.5 GB

We’ve tested the software on Windows 11

MacOS

Apple Silicon (64-bit)

at least 500 MB

We’ve tested the software on MacOS Monterey and MacOS Ventura

MacOS

Intel (64-bit)

at least 1.5 GB

We’ve tested the software on MacOS Monterey and MacOS Ventura

Linux

64-bit

at least 1.5 GB

We’ve tested the software on Ubuntu 22.04

Downloads#

We are actively working on open-sourcing the GUI code but until then downloads are hosted on the EarthRanger team’s Google Drive (links below). Once the code has been open-sourced, releases will be provided via GitHub. More details will be provided on this page when that happens.

Note

We do not collect any usage or other data about your use of the software. In addition, to ensure the safety of your EarthRanger account, your login credentials are never saved to disk in plaintext. Instead, we will ask you to re-enter your password to confirm your identity every time you open the software.

Tip

For security-conscious users, as long as we host the files on Google Drive, we will provide the SHA-256 download checksums below, so you can verify the integrity of the files you download.


Windows#

Important

Please make sure to review the instructions before starting your download.

Instructions#

  1. Download the .exe file from the link below

  2. Double-click on the downloaded .exe file

  3. Follow the prompts until the installation succeeds

  4. You will now have shortcuts on your Windows desktop and in the Windows start menu to start the program or to uninstall it

Link

Download Size (approximate)

Install Size (approximate)

SHA-256 checksum

Download

200 MB

930 MB

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MacOS#

Important

Please make sure to review the instructions before starting your download.

Instructions#

  1. Download the .zip file from the link below

  2. Unzip the downloaded .zip file to get an Ecoscope GUI.app file

  3. Open a command-prompt and type the following command:

xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine '/path/to/Ecoscope GUI.app'

For example, if you downloaded the file to your Downloads folder, you would write

xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine '/Users/your_macos_username/Downloads/Ecoscope GUI.app'
  1. Double-click on the Ecoscope GUI.app file in Finder to run it.

Link

Download Size (approximate)

Install Size (approximate)

SHA-256 checksum

(Apple Silicon) Download

170 MB

470 MB

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(Intel) Download

410 MB

1.35 GB

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Attention

Step 3 above is mandatory. If you skip it, you will not be able to open the program by double-clicking Ecoscope GUI.app. Instead, you will see the following error dialog that says "Ecoscope GUI.app" is damaged and can't be opened.

GUI Interface

‘“Ecoscope GUI.app” is damaged and can’t be opened’ error.#

If you see this error, do Step 3 and try double-clicking on Ecoscope GUI.app again. You do not need to re-download the app.

Note

We’re working on improving this so that you don’t have to do step 3.


Linux#

Important

Please make sure to review the instructions before starting your download.

Instructions#

  1. Download the .zip file from the link below.

  2. Unzip the download .zip file to get an Ecoscope GUI directory.

  3. Go into the Ecoscope GUI directory.

  4. Double-click on the Ecoscope GUI binary executable.

Link

Download Size (approximate)

Install Size (approximate)

SHA-256 checksum

Download

566 MB

1.7 GB

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Screenshots#

GUI Interface

Events download configuration screen (English)#

GUI Interface

Subject group observations download configuration screen (French)#

GUI Interface

Confirm your password on startup screen (Spanish)#