[MS4W-Users] python GDAL

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon Mar 12 14:17:02 EST 2012

Hello Kevin,

Thanks for using MS4W to share your organization's spatial information.

I have filed a ticket for this issue, and it would be excellent if you
could add yourself to that ticket and provide feedback:

Thanks for reporting this issue.


Jeff McKenna 
MapServer Consulting and Training Services 

Netherton, Kevin J FLNR:EX wrote
> Hey all
> I'm trying to get the python bindings to GDAL working with the MS4W I
> recently downloaded.  The version that I downloaded was:
> http://www.maptools.org/dl/ms4w/ms4w-3.0.4-setup.exe
> After setting up paths etc for my project, when I try to import the module
> gdal or ogr I get the following error message:
> import _gdal
> ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.
> Looking a little deeper if I run dependency walker on the _gdal.pyd it
> says that it requires GDAL17.DLL, however it looks like every other part
> of the MS4W package uses GDAL19.DLL, and that is also the GDAL19.DLL that
> package ships.
> Is anyone able to get python and gdal working using the version referenced
> above?  
> Any help getting python and the gdal libraries to work would be greatly
> appreciated.  Can anyone confirm that this is the problem

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