[Matplotlib-users] GEOS installation for Basemap package

Paul Hobson pmhobson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 12:02:37 EDT 2017


I'm by no means an expert on compiling this libraries on any OS. If you
don't need the absolutely bleeding-edge versions, I would use conda to
install them.

For instance
conda install geopandas --channel=conda-forge

automatically grabs and installs a pre-compiled GEOS binary to support the
geopandas library

On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 11:30 PM, Ahlam Al Qasim <aaq219 at nyu.edu> wrote:

> To whom it may concern,
> I hope this email finds you well. I am trying to get the Basemap package
> on my mac, and have been following the instructions based on this webpage:
> https://matplotlib.org/basemap/users/installing.html. I don't have GEOS
> already installed so I tried following steps on the website to download it
> with Basemap:
> cd geos-3.3.3
> export GEOS_DIR=<where you want the libs and headers to go>
> # A reasonable choice on a Unix-like system is /usr/local, or
> # if you don't have permission to write there, your home directory.
> ./configure --prefix=$GEOS_DIR
> make; make install
> However, I am getting errors at the third step (make; make install).
> Attached is a copy of what I get on my python console, if it helps. I think
> the error occurs when trying to create the /include directory, but I'm not
> sure how to fix it. I'm still new to python so any help would be much
> appreciated!
> Best regards,
> Ahlam Al Qasim
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