Momepy, similar to GeoPandas, can be a bit complicated to install. However, if you follow recommended instructions below, there should be no issue. For more details on issues with geospatial python stack, please refer to GeoPandas installation instructions.

Install via Conda

As momepy is dependent on geopandas and other spatial packages, we recommend to install all dependencies via conda from conda-forge:

conda install -c conda-forge momepy

Conda should be able to resolve any dependency conflicts and install momepy together with all necessary dependencies.

If you do not have conda-forge in your conda channels, you can add it using:

conda config --add channels conda-forge

To ensure that all dependencies will be installed from conda-forge, we recommend using strict channel priority:

conda config --env --set channel_priority strict


We strongly recommend to install everything from the conda-forge channel. Mixture of conda channels or conda and pip packages can lead to import problems.

Creating a new environment for momepy

If you want to make sure, that everything will work as it should, you can create a new conda environment for momepy. Assuming we want to create a new environment called momepy_env:

conda create -n momepy_env
conda activate momepy_env
conda config --env --add channels conda-forge
conda config --env --set channel_priority strict
conda install momepy

Install via pip

Momepy is also available on PyPI, but ensure that all dependencies are properly installed before installing momepy. Some C dependencies are causing problems with installing using pip only:

pip install momepy

Install from the repository

If you want to work with the latest development version of momepy, you can do so by cloning GitHub repository and installing momepy from local directory:

git clone
cd momepy
pip install .

Alternatively, you can install the latest version directly from GitHub:

pip install git+git://

Installing directly from repository might face the same dependency issues as described above regarding installing using pip. To ensure that environment is properly prepared and every dependency will work as intended, you can install them using conda before installing development version of momepy:

conda install -c conda-forge geopandas networkx libpysal tqdm


Required dependencies:

Some functions also depend on additional packages, which are optional:


  • pysal (contains both inequality and mapclassify)