[osgeo4w-dev] Re: [osgeo4w] #179: Add Python RTree to OSGEO4W

OSGeo4W trac_osgeo4w at osgeo.org
Wed Sep 22 13:22:43 EDT 2010

#179: Add Python RTree to OSGEO4W
Reporter:  davidfawcett  |       Owner:  osgeo4w-dev@…              
    Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  new                        
Priority:  minor         |   Component:  Package                    
 Version:                |    Keywords:  Rtree                      

Comment(by davidfawcett):


 Thanks for the fast reply.  I understand your concern about keeping
 the version current in OSGEO4W.

 My goal is to have a relatively simple way to install Shapely and
 Rtree in a way that they can be used with the gdal module.

 It has been a few months since I attempted this, but as I remember it,
 the problem with the Windows installer for Rtree was that it doesn't
 give you an option for which Python install to use.  In the case of my
 work machine, there is the primary Python 2.5 install and the Python
 that is part of OSGEO4W.  The Rtree installer put rtree into the
 primary Python install, which made it difficult to use gdal from the
 OSGEO4W install to read in WKB features from an external data source.

 It sounds like easy_install could be a way to get around the issues
 with the installer.

 I am OK with not including Rtree in OSGEO4W if I can document a way to
 use Rtree and Shapely with the Python modules in OSGEO4W.  I would be
 happy to write up the recipe on a wiki some place if I can get it to


Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/ticket/179#comment:2>
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