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Urbansim Downloads and Installation Instructions

See the ReleaseNotes for a description of recent changes.

Binary Installers

A binary installer is currently only available for Windows x86. Other installers are forthcoming. In the meantime, you'll have to follow the detailed installation instructions for your platform:

Source Code

See Downloading the Opus/UrbanSim sample data and source code for accessing released source.

You may wish to check out the development code from svn. The following instructions can be adapted for your preferred development environment.

$ mkdir opus
$ cd opus
$ export OPUS_HOME=$PWD
$ svn checkout src
$ svn checkout

Optionally, you may check out the existing project configurations and sample data:

$ svn checkout
$ svn checkout

If you prefer to use an IDE for development, you may wish to read about developing urbansim under Eclipse and Wing.


Urbansim is licensed under the GNU General Public License, which means it is free, open source, and any derived works must preserve the license. The intent of this is to avoid proprietary obstacles and costs, and to facilitate collaboration between researchers, practitioners, and developers. Our intent is to support the unrestricted development of improved tools for planning and policymaking in land use, transportation, and the environment.


If you wish to contribute code or documentation to Urbansim, here are some possibly interesting links:

Topic revision: r25 - 12 Jun 2012 - 21:21:57 - BrianCavagnolo
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