The geospatial package has many dependencies, such as GeoPandas and localtileserver. These optional dependencies can sometimes be a challenge to install, especially on Windows. Therefore, we advise you to closely follow the recommendations below to avoid installation problems.
Installing with Anaconda/Miniconda¶
To install geospatial and all its dependencies, we recommend you use the conda package manager. This can be obtained by installing the Anaconda Distribution (a free Python distribution for data science), or through Miniconda (minimal distribution only containing Python and the conda package manager). See also the installation docs for more information on how to install Anaconda or Miniconda locally.
Using the conda-forge channel¶
Creating a new conda environment¶
Creating a new environment is not strictly necessary, but given that some geospatial dependencies might have a version conflict with other geospatial packages in an existing conda environment, it is a good practice to install geospatial and its dependencies in a clean environment starting fresh.
The following commands create a new conda environment with the name
geo and install geospatial and its dependencies (e.g., GeoPandas, localtileserver) in it:
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Important note: If you are using Windows, we advise you to closely follow the installation instructions above to install GeoPandas from the default conda channel (
conda install geopandas) rather than from the conda-forge channel. This can avoid a potential
spatialindex_c-64.dll error when using GeoPandas (source). If you are using Linux or macOS, it is okay to install all geospatial dependencies from the conda-forge channel with the following command:
When installing packages using the conda package manager, sometimes it can take a while for conda to resolve dependencies. If it takes too long or fails to resolve dependencies, you can try using the Mamba package manager to install geospatial and its dependencies. Mamba is a fast, robust, and cross-platform package manager. It runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux, and is fully compatible with conda packages and supports most of conda’s commands. Once Mamba is installed in a conda environment, you can then simply replace any
conda command with
mamba. For example, to install geospatial and its dependencies with Mamba, you can use the following commands:
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Installing with pip¶
geospatial is also available on PyPI. It can be installed with pip using the following command:
All optional dependencies of geospatial are listed in requirements_dev.txt.
Installing from source¶
You may install the latest development version by cloning the GitHub repository with Git and using pip to install from the local directory:
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It is also possible to install the latest development version directly from the GitHub repository with:
If you have installed geospatial before and want to upgrade to the latest version, you can run the following command in your terminal:
If you use conda, you can update geospatial to the latest version by running the following command in your terminal: