Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#4397 closed (fixed)

[gis] GeoDjango Documentation for Windows

Reported by: luftyluft@… Owned by: jbronn
Component: GIS Version: gis
Severity: Keywords: geodjango windows documentation
Cc: jbronn@… Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


This is just a documentation suggestion - Windows users who elect to use the PostGIS installer don't need to acquire GEOS or PROJ.4 independently since they are included with the PostGIS insatller. If you could note that near the top of the installation section it might save users a few minutes since they may not realize that the PostGIS installer is inclusive.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by luftyluft@…

note that users who elect to use the PostGIS Windows installer will have to add the Postgres bin directory to their system path. (ex. C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.2\bin)

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by luftyluft@…

UPDATE: I realized after my last comment that the version of GEOS included with the Windows PostGIS installer is an older version. The API in the packaged version does not contain some of the methods that GeoDjango depends on. I spent a bit of time trying to build the latest GEOS via both Cygwin and MinGW/MSYS but have not been successful yet.

I will update if I discover or come across any straightforward instructions for building GEOS 3 on Windows (preferably without requiring Visual Studio).

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by jbronn

Cc: jbronn@… added
Keywords: geodjango windows documentation added
Owner: changed from Jeremy Dunck to jbronn
Summary: GeoDjango dependencies on WindowsGeoDjango Documentation for Windows
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted
Version: SVNother branch

Yes, formal docs need to be written about the GeoDjango installation on Windows. I also want to provide a "battery pack" of the needed Windows library binaries in a Zip file. The GEOS library I used was the latest version (3.0.0RC4). I obtained my libraries from the PostGIS Windows technology preview. Specifically, copy libgeos-3-0-0rc4.dll, libgeos_c-1.dll, and libproj.dll to your Python directory (e.g. C:\Python25).

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by jbronn

Summary: GeoDjango Documentation for Windows[gis] GeoDjango Documentation for Windows

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by jbronn

Owner: changed from nobody to jbronn

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by jbronn

Status: newassigned

There is some progress on this front -- see GeoDjango install docs (added on 8/18/2007). I'm still not satisfied with the quality to close this ticket yet.

comment:7 Changed 13 years ago by Adrian Holovaty

Version: other branchgis

comment:8 Changed 12 years ago by jbronn

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed
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