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Heroku buildpack: GeoDjango

This is a Heroku buildpack for GeoDjango apps. It extends the original Python buildpack by adding GEOS, Proj.4 and GDAL, per the GeoDjango installation instructions.

This is a Heroku buildpack for Python apps.


Example usage:

$ heroku create --buildpack git://github.com/dulaccc/heroku-buildpack-geodjango.git

$ git push heroku master
-----> Python app detected
-----> Installing runtime (python-2.7.8)
-----> Checking for GDAL
       Fetching and installing GEOS 3.3.2
       Caching ...
       GEOS installed
-----> Checking for Proj.4
       Fetching and installing Proj.4 4.7.0
       Installing ...
       Proj.4 installed
-----> Checking for GDAL
       Fetching and installing GDAL 1.8.1
       Installing ...
       GDAL installed
-----> Installing dependencies using pip
       Downloading/unpacking requests (from -r requirements.txt (line 1))
       Installing collected packages: requests
       Successfully installed requests
       Cleaning up...
-----> Discovering process types
       Procfile declares types -> (none)

You can also add it to upcoming builds of an existing application:

$ heroku config:add BUILDPACK_URL=git://github.com/dulaccc/heroku-buildpack-geodjango.git

The buildpack will detect your app as Python if it has the file requirements.txt in the root.

It will use Pip to install your dependencies, vendoring a copy of the Python runtime into your slug.


Then you need to set two Django settings in order for GEOS and GDAL to work properly.


from os import environ



All libraries are stored in the directory /app/.geodjango.

Specify a Runtime

You can also provide arbitrary releases Python with a runtime.txt file.

$ cat runtime.txt

Runtime options include:

  • python-2.7.8
  • python-3.4.2
  • pypy-2.4.0 (unsupported, experimental)
  • pypy3-2.4.0 (unsupported, experimental)

Other unsupported runtimes are available as well.


Pierre Dulac @dulaccc