by keeperhood

GitHub Readme.md


I am a Heroku buildpack that installs GDAL, Proj and GEOS

When used by myself, I will install GDAL and proj libraries, headers, and binaries. Note: it does not currently include the Python bindings.

You'll need to use this build-env branch of heroku buildpack multi for the build environment (CPATH, LIBRARY_PATH, etc.) to be set correctly) for subsequent buildpacks (gdal-ruby and rgeo gems)


GDAL and proj were built in an Ubuntu 10.04 chroot / VM with the following options. (See heroku/stack-images for package listings and post-installation.)

chroot preparation:

mkdir app tmp
sudo /vagrant/bin/install-stack cedar64-2.0.0.img.gz
sudo mount -o bind /dev /mnt/stacks/cedar64-2.0.0/dev/
sudo mount -o bind /home/vagrant/tmp /mnt/stacks/cedar64-2.0.0/tmp/
sudo mount -o bind /home/vagrant/app /mnt/stacks/cedar64-2.0.0/app/


mkdir -p /app/vendor
curl -LO http://download.osgeo.org/proj/proj-datumgrid-1.5.tar.gz \
     -LO http://download.osgeo.org/proj/proj-4.8.0.tar.gz
tar xf proj-4.8.0.tar.gz
cd proj-4.8.0/nad/
tar xf ../../proj-datumgrid-1.5.tar.gz
cd ..
./configure --without-mutex --prefix=/app/vendor/proj
make -j4
make install
cd /app/vendor/proj
tar zcf /tmp/proj-4.8.0-1.tar.gz .


mkdir -p /app/vendor
curl -LO http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/gdal-1.9.1.tar.gz
tar xf gdal-1.10.0.tar.gz
cd gdal-1.10.0
./configure --prefix=/app/vendor/gdal \
            --with-static-proj4=/app/vendor/proj \
            --with-pcraster=no \
            --with-jasper=no \
            --with-grib=no \
            --with-vfk=no \
make -j4
make install
cd /app/vendor/gdal
tar zcf /tmp/gdal-1.10.0-1.tar.gz .

GDAL's post-configuration output:

GDAL is now configured for x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu

  Installation directory:    /app/vendor/gdal
  C compiler:                gcc -g -O2 -fvisibility=hidden
  C++ compiler:              g++ -g -O2 -fvisibility=hidden

  LIBTOOL support:           yes

  LIBZ support:              external
  LIBLZMA support:           no
  GRASS support:             no
  CFITSIO support:           no
  PCRaster support:          no
  LIBPNG support:            external
  GTA support:               no
  LIBTIFF support:           internal (BigTIFF=yes)
  LIBGEOTIFF support:        internal
  LIBJPEG support:           external
  8/12 bit JPEG TIFF:        no
  LIBGIF support:            internal
  OGDI support:              no
  HDF4 support:              no
  HDF5 support:              no
  NetCDF support:            no
  Kakadu support:            no
  JasPer support:            no
  OpenJPEG support:          no
  ECW support:               no
  MrSID support:             no
  MrSID/MG4 Lidar support:   no
  MSG support:               no
  GRIB support:              no
  EPSILON support:           no
  WebP support:              no
  cURL support (wms/wcs/...):yes
  PostgreSQL support:        yes
  MySQL support:             no
  Ingres support:            no
  Xerces-C support:          no
  NAS support:               no
  Expat support:             yes
  Google libkml support:     no
  ODBC support:              no
  PGeo support:              no
  FGDB support:
  MDB support:               no
  PCIDSK support:            internal
  OCI support:               no
  GEORASTER support:         no
  SDE support:               no
  Rasdaman support:          no
  DODS support:              no
  SQLite support:            no
  SpatiaLite support:        no
  DWGdirect support          no
  INFORMIX DataBlade support:no
  GEOS support:              no
  VFK support:               no
  Poppler support:           no
  Podofo support:            no
  OpenCL support:            no
  Armadillo support:         no
  FreeXL support:            no

  SWIG Bindings:          no

  Statically link PROJ.4:    yes
  enable OGR building:       yes
  enable pthread support:    yes
  enable POSIX iconv support:yes
  hide internal symbols:     yes