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The GeoNode used for the GeoShape (formerly ROGUE) project (

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If you just want to try GeoNode, it is recommended to use Ubuntu 12.04 and install the latest stable release:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geonode/release
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install geonode

If instead, you are interested in doing development on the source code, here are the instructions for Ubuntu 12.04:

# retrieve latest apt-get list
sudo apt-get update

# Essential build tools and libraries
sudo apt-get install -y build-essential libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libjpeg-dev

# Python native dependencies
sudo apt-get install -y python-dev python-imaging python-lxml python-pyproj python-shapely python-nose python-httplib2 python-pip python-software-properties

# Setup virtualenv tools
sudo pip install virtualenvwrapper

# Java dependencies
sudo apt-get install -y --force-yes openjdk-6-jdk ant maven2 --no-install-recommends

# Supporting tools
sudo apt-get install -y  git gettext

# Node and tools required for static development
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:chris-lea/node.js
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
sudo npm install -y -g bower
sudo npm install -y -g grunt-cli

# Add virtualenvwrapper to your environment
export VIRTUALENVWRAPPER_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
export WORKON_HOME=~/.venvs
source /usr/local/bin/
export PIP_DOWNLOAD_CACHE=$HOME/.pip-downloads

# Setup a virtualenv for geonode
mkvirtualenv geonode
workon geonode

# Clone GeoNode
git clone

# Install GeoNode in the local virtualenv
# In pip 1.5 pyproj needs to be whitelisted
pip install -e geonode --use-mirrors --allow-external pyproj --allow-unverified pyproj
cd geonode

# Compile GeoServer
paver setup

# Start the development servers
paver start

# Visit the development geonode site

openSUSE Development Build Instructions:

# Add Application:Geo and Python repositories
zypper -ar GEO
zypper -ar python
zypper refresh

# Basic build packages
zypper install gcc gcc-c++ python-devel libgeos-devel libproj-devel

# Python native dependencies
zypper install python-pip python-virtualenv python-imaging python-lxml

# Java dependencies
zypper install java-1_7_0_openjdk-devel ant maven

# Supporting tools
zypper install git gettext-runtime

# Create virtualenv and activate it
virtualenv venv --system-site-packages
source venv/bin/activate
cd venv

# Clone GeoNode
git clone

# Install GeoNode in the local virtualenv
pip install -e geonode --use-mirrors

cd geonode

# Compile GeoServer
paver setup

# Start the servers
paver start

Windows Development Build Instructions:

# Java JDK
# Python 2.6+
# ant (bin directory must be on system PATH)
# maven2 (bin directory must be on system PATH)
# Python distutils (easy_install)
# git

# Install and configure from the windows command prompt
If you don't already have python virtualenv installed, then do it now:
     easy_install virtualenv

# Create virtualenv and activate it
cd <Directory to install the virtualenv & geonode into>
virtualenv venv

# Install Python native dependencies
easy_install PIL lxml==2.3
# this command will look for and install binary distributions (pip install will attempt to build and fail)

# Clone GeoNode
git clone

# Install GeoNode in the local virtualenv
pip install -e geonode --use-mirrors

cd geonode

# Compile GeoServer
paver setup

# Start the servers
# This WON'T work on windows without changes to
# and a windows batch script for starting jetty
paver start

Mac OSX Development Build Instructions:

# you may need brew install various dependencies

mkdir -p ~/pyenv
virtualenv ~/pyenv/geonode
source ~/pyenv/geonode/bin/activate
git clone
cd geonode
pip install lxml
pip install pyproj
pip install nose
pip install httplib2
pip install shapely
pip install pillow
pip install paver

# Node and tools required for static development
brew install node
npm install -g bower
npm install -g grunt-cli

#Install pip dependencies
pip install -e .

#Paver handles dependencies for Geonode, first setup (this will download and update your python dependencies - ensure you're in a virtualenv)
paver setup
paver start

# Optional: To generate document thumbnails for PDFs and other ghostscripts file types
# Then download ghostscript:
sudo apt-get install imagemagick
brew install imagemagick
pip install Wand==0.3.5

Once fully started, you should see a message indicating the address of your geonode. The default username and password are admin and admin:

Development GeoNode is running at http://localhost:8000/
The GeoNode is an unstoppable machine
Press CTRL-C to shut down

Before starting GeoNode (paver start), you could test your installation by running tests:

paver test
paver test_integration

In case you want to build yourself the documentation, you need to install Sphinx and the run ‘make html’ from within the docs directory:

pip install Sphinx
cd docs
make html

You can eventually generate a pdf containing the whole documentation set. For this purpose, if using Ubuntu 12.4 you will need to install the texlive-full package:

sudo apt-get install texlive-full
make latexpdf

Development Roadmap

Geonode’s development roadmap is documented in a series of Geonode Improvement Projects (GNIPS). They are documented here: GNIPS are considered to be large undertakings which will add a large amount of features to the project. As such they are the topic of community dicussion and guidance. The community discusses these on the developer mailing list:!forum/geonode-dev Github issues tracks features and bugs, for new developers the tag ‘easy-pick’ indicates an issue that should be relatively easy for new developers to understand and complete. Once you have completed an issue a pull request should be submitted. This will then be reviewed by the community.

GPL License

GeoNode is Copyright 2010 OpenPlans.

GeoNode is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

GeoNode is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with GeoNode. If not, see <>.

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