Using Mapnik inside a virtualenv on OSXSun 20 October 2013 by guglielmo
Filed under howto Tags python osx macports
Mapnik is a tool to produce maps out of gis data.
Since installation in a virtualenv through pip install mapnik2 fails, due to compilation problems (boost library cannot be located correctly), the following workaround can be used.
Install Mapnik through macports:
sudo port install mapnik @2.2.0_0+python27
This will install both the libraries and the python bindings, as global packages in:
Link mapnik directories into the virtualenv’s site_package directory:
workon <virtualenv> cdsitepackages ln -s /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mapnik . ln -s /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mapnik2 .