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A Buildout recipe to install and configure ncWMS2 server with Anaconda.

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birdhousebuilder.recipe.ncwms is a Buildout recipe to install and configure ncWMS server with Anaconda. This recipe is used by the Birdhouse project.


The recipe requires that Anaconda is already installed. It assumes that the default Anaconda location is in your home directory ~/anaconda. Otherwise you need to set the ANACONDA_HOME environment variable or the Buildout option anaconda-home.

It installs the ncWMS2 and apache-tomcat package from a conda channel in a conda enviroment named birdhouse. The location of the birdhouse environment is .conda/envs/birdhouse. It deploys a Supervisor configuration for Tomcat in ~/.conda/envs/birdhouse/etc/supervisor/conf.d/tomcat.conf. Supervisor can be started with ~/.conda/envs/birdhouse/etc/init.d/supervisord start.

By default ncWMS2 will be available on http://localhost:8080/ncWMS2.

The recipe depends on birdhousebuilder.recipe.conda, birdhousebuilder.recipe.supervisor and birdhousebuilder.recipe.tomcat.

Supported options

This recipe supports the following options:


Buildout option with the root folder of the Anaconda installation. Default: $HOME/anaconda. The default location can also be set with the environment variable ANACONDA_HOME. Example:

export ANACONDA_HOME=/opt/anaconda

Search priority is:

  1. anaconda-home in buildout.cfg


  3. $HOME/anaconda


Root Path of data files (NetCDF) for ncWMS2 (sed in dynamic service outputs). Default: ~/.conda/envs/birdhouse/var/lib/pywps/outputs


Title for this Web Map Service. Default: Birdhouse ncWMS2 Server


More details about this Web Map Service. Default: ncWMS2 Web Map Service used in Birdhouse


Name of server administrator. Default: Birdhouse Admin


Organization of server administrator. Default: Birdhouse


Web site of the service provider. Default:


Enable WMS caching: Default: false

Example usage

The following example buildout.cfg installs ncWMS2 with Anaconda and default options:

parts = ncwms

anaconda-home = /home/myself/anaconda

recipe = birdhousebuilder.recipe.ncwms
organization = Birdhouse

An example GetCapabilities URL to access for an output NetCDF file in outputs (using DATASET param):



Carsten Ehbrecht ehbrecht at


0.1.2 (2015-10-22)

  • added more options: title, abstract, …

  • renamed option data_root to data_dir

  • updated to ncWMS2 >= 2.0.3

0.1.1 (2015-10-20)

  • added Dataset config for PyWPS outputs.

0.1.0 (2015-10-19)

  • Initial Release.

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