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Install on AWS EMR

We recommend Sedona-1.3.1-incuabting and above for EMR. In the tutorial, we use AWS Elastic MapReduce (EMR) 6.9.0. It has the following applications installed: Hadoop 3.3.3, JupyterEnterpriseGateway 2.6.0, Livy 0.7.1, Spark 3.3.0.


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This tutorial is tested on EMR on EC2 with EMR Studio (notebooks). EMR on EC2 uses YARN to manage resources.


If you are using Spark 3.4+ and Scala 2.12, please use sedona-spark-shaded-3.4_2.12. Please pay attention to the Spark version postfix and Scala version postfix.

Prepare initialization script

In your S3 bucket, add a script that has the following content:


# EMR clusters only have ephemeral local storage. It does not really matter where we store the jars.
sudo mkdir /jars

# Download Sedona jar
sudo curl -o /jars/sedona-spark-shaded-3.0_2.12-1.5.1.jar ""

# Download GeoTools jar
sudo curl -o /jars/geotools-wrapper-1.5.1-28.2.jar ""

# Install necessary python libraries
sudo python3 -m pip install pandas
sudo python3 -m pip install shapely
sudo python3 -m pip install geopandas
sudo python3 -m pip install keplergl==0.3.2
sudo python3 -m pip install pydeck==0.8.0
sudo python3 -m pip install attrs matplotlib descartes apache-sedona==1.5.1

When you create a EMR cluster, in the bootstrap action, specify the location of this script.

Add software configuration

When you create a EMR cluster, in the software configuration, add the following content:

      "spark.yarn.dist.jars": "/jars/sedona-spark-shaded-3.0_2.12-1.5.1.jar,/jars/geotools-wrapper-1.5.1-28.2.jar",
      "spark.serializer": "org.apache.spark.serializer.KryoSerializer",
      "spark.kryo.registrator": "org.apache.sedona.core.serde.SedonaKryoRegistrator",
      "spark.sql.extensions": "org.apache.sedona.viz.sql.SedonaVizExtensions,org.apache.sedona.sql.SedonaSqlExtensions"


If you use Sedona 1.3.1-incubating, please use sedona-python-adpater-3.0_2.12 jar in the content above, instead of sedona-spark-shaded-3.0_2.12.