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  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Python 2.7
  • Postgresql 9.3
  • PostGIS 2.x
  • Nginx 1.6
  • Node JS 0.10.26
  1. PACKAGE DEPENDENCIES - Ensure the following Apt pacakges are installed:

    build-essential git libfreetype6 libfreetype6-dev libjpeg8-dev libjpeg8 libmysqlclient-dev openssh-client openssh-server binutils openssl postfix python-virtualenv sqlite3 sudo supervisor zlib1g zlib1g-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev python-dev

Needed for mapnik

libboost-all-dev libmapnik libmapnik-dev mapnik-utils python-mapnik

Needed for postgres and postgis

gdal-bin postgresql-9.3-postgis postgresql-server-dev-9.3 python-psycopg2

Optional but recommended

ack-grep aptitude curl findutils mlocate graphviz-dev libgraphviz-dev htop
nmon screen subversion tig tmux vim fail2ban
  1. GEODJANGO SETUP - Prior to installation, a working GeoDjango Postgres Database is required.

Follow the instructions listed here, ignoreing any environment setup steps that you already followed.

  1. To get mapnik to work, add this to the PYTHONPATH

    export PYTHONPATH="$PYTHONPATH:/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/"


  1. Create virtualenv

    virtualenv windytransit

  2. Activate Virtual Environment

    cd windytransit; . ./bin/activate

  3. Make needed directories

    mkdir -p var/log/ mkdir -p data/ mkdir proj/; cd proj/

  4. Checkout Code

    git clone windytransit; cd windytransit

  5. Install Python dependencies

    export PROJECT_DIR=pwd pip install -r requirements.txt

  6. Copy the settings example file into place

    cp mobiletrans/settings/local.example mobiletrans/settings/

  7. Adjust the local settings as desired, though the default should be enough to get started

  8. Sync the database and migrate the database

    ./ syncdb ./ migrate ./ bower install ./ collectstatic


  1. Change directory to the dir with the Dockerfile

  2. Build the container

    sudo docker build -t windy .

  3. Run the container

    sudo docker run -itP --rm --name joe windy

Or, mount the code directory for development

sudo docker run -itP --rm -v `pwd`:/site/app/  --name joe windy


generate_travel_heatmap - generates a travel heatmap given a station id. See the managment command help for usage.

shortest_path - calculates the shortest path between 2 stations. See the management command help for usage.

mt_import_[cityborder|ctarailline|googleplaces| hospitals|landmarks|libraries|neighborhoods| policestations|transitroutes| transitstops|zipcodes] - import usage data from a variety of sources See the management command help for usage.