After following step by step the instructions here to install GDAL: http://sandbox.idre.ucla.edu/sandbox/tutorials/installing-gdal-for-windows

When I run from osgeo import gdal, I get the following:

ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.

How could I fix this?

I use python 2.7.10 :: Anaconda 2.3.0 (64b), Windows 10 (64b)

  • If you are using 64bit python, you'll also need to verify that you've used 64bit GDAL as well. The tutorial you posted instructs you to use 32bit. Commented Nov 19, 2015 at 12:19

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GDAL core dll's are not on your system path. Perhaps you are running Python on a command window that was opened during the last installation steps? Environment variables changes are not propagated to running "cmd" processes.


I fixed the issue by installing this


64-bit MSI Installer kfw-4.1-amd64.msi

Requires restart.

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