Make GDAL an optional requirement
|Reported by:||Robert Coup||Owned by:||jbronn|
|Has patch:||yes||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
The GDAL library is magnitudes more complicated to install than GEOS and is not required for the basic GIS functionality (WKT, geometry operations, querying). And GDAL won't work on windows anytime soon.
The attached patch to
mixin.py checks for gdal and throws exceptions in the
models.py already has a similar check.