So far I have been using OSGeo4W shell (or OSGEO install) as really convenient way to use python together with additional packages, namely gdal, shapely, numpy, scipy and matplotlib.
I was happy till I came to the point where I need to start use also pandas and VTK packages.
I came across Anaconda, which allows me to easily install everything including the needed pandas and VTK packages. But when I run my scripts which were working well with OSGEO, with Anaconda it comes with:
ERROR 6: GEOS support not enabled.
I have installed GDAL from https://binstar.org/osgeo/gdal where it is written: "Built with all command line tools and with GEOS and HDF5 support". But obviously something is wrong. I also tried install additionaly first geos and after that gdal from https://conda.binstar.org/osgeo but ended up with the same error.
I found a post talking about this issue linking to special package build gdal_geos on binstar. But there is verion only for linux-64.
So ideally both ways or at least one of these: Can I easily add pandas and VTK support to OSGeo4W shell? And/Or how to make work GDAL with GEOS support on Anaconda install?
Update: I have installed Fiona package to Anaconda and replaced OGR part (load (and buffer with Shapely) objects from shapefile) by it and the code works. If I switch back to OGR, error comes up again.