Installing GDAL/OGR with FileGDB support on OSX with Homebrew
Very often I get asked how to get GDAL’s FileGDB driver working on a Mac.
Homebrew helps you install several open source packages using simple command line commands like:
brew install imagemagick
The problem with getting it working with FileGDB, is that the FileGDB API is not Open Source and thus cannot be included in the standard Homebrew “recipes”. Getting it to work takes a few extra steps, but it is not that bad:
After you are done, make sure it works by installing a tool like wget from the command line. brew install wget
Download and install the FileGDB API from ESRI’s site
1.- Go to the ESRI FileGDB download site and download the OSX version of the FileGDB API
2.- Copy the contents of the include directory to /usr/local/include. For a cleaner system, create soft links.
3.- Copy of the contents of the lib directory to /usr/local/lib. Again, use soft links if that is your thing.
Install gdal from homebrew - but pass the —enable-unsupported flag
brew install gdal --enable-unsupported
Not bad, huh?
Update (7/8/13): Fixed dead links