Installing the osmnx package for Python

I read about a cool gis package for Python and decided I wanted to play around with it. This post isn’t about any of the things I’ve learned about the package, it’s so I can remember how I installed it so I can do it again if I need to. The package is described by it’s author in his post

To install osmnx I needed to do the following:

  1. Install Home Brew if it’s not already installed by running this command (as an administrator) in the terminal:

    /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

  2. Use Home Brew to install the spatialindex dependency. From the terminal (again as an administrator):

    brew install spatialindex

  3. In python run pip to install rtree:

    pip install rtree

  4. In python run pip to install osmnx

    pip install osmnx

I did this on my 2014 iMac but didn’t document the process. This lead to a problem when I tried to run some code on my 2012 MacBook Pro.

Step 3 may not be required, but I’m not sure and I don’t want to not have it written down and then wonder why I can’t get osmnx to install in 3 years when I try again!

Remember, you’re not going to remember what you did, so you need to write it down!