Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 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: UI/UX:


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.

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by luftyluft@…

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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 9 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 9 years ago by jbronn

  • Cc jbronn@… added
  • Keywords geodjango windows documentation added
  • Owner changed from jdunck to jbronn
  • Summary changed from GeoDjango dependencies on Windows to GeoDjango Documentation for Windows
  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted
  • Version changed from SVN to other 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 9 years ago by jbronn

  • Summary changed from GeoDjango Documentation for Windows to [gis] GeoDjango Documentation for Windows

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by jbronn

  • Owner changed from nobody to jbronn

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by jbronn

  • Status changed from new to assigned

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 9 years ago by adrian

  • Version changed from other branch to gis

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by jbronn

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed
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