I’ve stumbled on different sorts of problems while working with geospatial data on cloud machine. AWS EC2 and Ubuntu sometimes require different setups. This is a quick note for installing GDAL on Ubuntu and how to transfer data from your local machine to your cloud machine without using S3.
To install GDAL
sudo -i sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade # if you already have gdal 1.11 installed sudo apt install gdal-bin python-gdal python3-gdal # if you don't have gdal 1.11 already installed
To transfer data (SFTP) from your local machine to AWS EC2, you could use FileZilla.
Another option is using S3 with Cyberduck