GDAL is one of the most frequently used utility in my toolkit. I am writing this post to make it easier for others to install it from scratch on their macs.
Setting up GDAL
The traditional way has always been to visit the dear old kyngchaos.com, and install “GDAL Complete” Framework vi deb installer. Do make sure that GDAL Framework is in your path otherwise something like this always helps
echo ‘export PATH=/Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/Programs:$PATH’ » ~/.bash_profile source ~/.bash_profile
To test your installation, run the Terminal command gdalinfo –version.
Below is the recipe to upgrade via homebrew to latest GDAL 2.
gdal2 is now a proper formulae brew install gdal2 should work. If you have already installed GDAL via gdal formula brew install gdal, then you need to do the following to upgrade.
brew unlink gdal brew tap osgeo/osgeo4mac && brew tap --repair brew install jasper netcdf # gdal dependencies brew install gdal2 --with-armadillo \ --with-complete --with-libkml --with-unsupported brew link --force gdal2
gdal-config --version 2.1.1 gdal-config --libs -L/usr/local/Cellar/gdal2/2.1.1/lib -lgdal gdal-config --cflags -I/usr/local/Cellar/gdal2/2.1.1/include