This directory contains the source code for django apps used in the QGIS project.
For licensing information, please read COPYING file included in this directory.
For setup and installation notes, please read INSTALL included in this directory.
To contribute to this project, please contact Tim Sutton - firstname.lastname@example.org
QGIS Django Project This document describes the procedure for setting up the QGIS Django Project. Tim Sutton 2010
For the terminally lazy
For a readonly checkout do:
sudo apt-get install libldap2-dev libsasl2-dev python-gdal libxml2-dev \ libxslt-dev git clone email@example.com:qgis/qgis-django.git cd qgis-django sudo easy_install virtualenv virtualenv venv source vebv/bin/activate pip install -r REQUIREMENTS.txt
Important note: the server currently use python 2.5, due to some strange incompatibilities between compressed egg format and Django init machinery, in order to recognise "haystack" search stuff, the cab EGG must be uncompressed such as the final directories (in the virtualenv) are:
sudo apt-get install postgresql-8.4-postgis
Copy the settings template:
cd qgis cp settings_local.py.templ settings_local.py
Then run the createdb script:
If you already have postgis installed in your template1 db, just do the following command rather than running the createdb script:
Remember to source the activate script to enabled the python virtual environment:
Modify settings_local.py to include the correct username and pwd for the db connection and then sync the database:
cd qgis-app python manage.py syncdb
Then run the project using the embedded test server:
python manage.py runserver
Then point your browser at:
Deploying a live site using wsgi
We need to configure Apache for having wsgi support:
cd /etc/apache/sites-available sudo cp <path to qgis-django>/apache/apache.virtenv.conf.example qgis-django.conf
Now modify qgis-django.conf to your needs (making sure paths and web url are correct) then:
sudo a2ensite qgis-django.conf sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload
Updating the search indexes
The haystack search indexes should be created after initial install:
python manage.py create_index
There after they should be updated regularly e.g. using a 5 min cron job:
python manage.py update_index
We will use database based caching here (see django (caching) <http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/topics/cache/>.
Make sure your virtual env is set up and then create a cache table:
python manage.py createcachetable cache_table
The cache backend is required for the planet / feedjack to work properly
The Blog Planet requires feedjack_update.py to run at regular intervals to keep the site fresh. The update_planet.sh shell script sets up the environment and runs feedjack_update.py.
The script requires you to set SITE_DIR to point at the Django site directory prior to first use.
The script must be run by a user that has permissions to the site directory.
To install as a cron, use the following (adjust the paths for your site):
*/2 * * * * /home/web/qgis-django/update_planet.sh \ 1>>/tmp/planet_update.log 2>>/tmp/planet_update.err
- plugins - a django app for managing the QGIS python plugin repository
- users - a django app for creating a community map and some demographics
- snippets - a django app for users to share python and c++ snippets showing howi to program QGIS
- styles - a django app for users to publish the QGIS styles they have created
- symbols - a django app for users to publish symbols (svg/png etc) they have created
- planet - a blog aggregator for people blogging with QGIS related stuff
- gallery - a gallery of maps made with QGIS
- web links - a list of sites, articles etc. that feature QGIS prominantly
- pootle - a django project for managing localization of QGI documentation