Settings

Here’s a list of settings available in GeoNode and their default values. This includes settings for some external applications that GeoNode depends on.

Documents settings

Here’s a list of settings available for the Documents app in GeoNode.

ALLOWED_DOCUMENT_TYPES

Default: ['doc', 'docx', 'xls', 'xlsx', 'pdf', 'zip', 'jpg', 'jpeg', 'tif', 'tiff', 'png', 'gif', 'txt']

A list of acceptable file extensions that can be uploaded to the Documents app.

DOCUMENTS_APP

Default: True

Enables the Documents app.

MAX_DOCUMENT_SIZE

Default: 2

Metadata settings

CATALOGUE

A dict with the following keys:

  • ENGINE: The CSW backend (default is geonode.catalogue.backends.pycsw_local)
  • URL: The FULLY QUALIFIED base url to the CSW instance for this GeoNode
  • USERNAME: login credentials (if required)
  • PASSWORD: login credentials (if required)

pycsw is the default CSW enabled in GeoNode. pycsw configuration directives are managed in the PYCSW entry.

PYCSW

A dict with pycsw’s configuration. Of note are the sections metadata:main to set CSW server metadata and metadata:inspire to set INSPIRE options. Setting metadata:inspire['enabled'] to true will enable INSPIRE support. See http://pycsw.org/docs/configuration.html for full pycsw configuration details.

DEFAULT_TOPICCATEGORY

Default: 'location'

The identifier of the default topic category to use when uploading new layers. The value specified for this setting must be present in the TopicCategory table or GeoNode will return a TopicCategory.DoesNotExist exception.

MODIFY_TOPICCATEGORY

Default: False

Metadata Topic Categories list should not be modified, as it is strictly defined by ISO (See: http://www.isotc211.org/2005/resources/Codelist/gmxCodelists.xml and check the <CodeListDictionary gml:id=”MD_MD_TopicCategoryCode”> element).

Some customisation it is still possible changing the is_choice and the GeoNode description fields.

In case it is absolutely necessary to add/delete/update categories, it is possible to set the MODIFY_TOPICCATEGORY setting to True.

Maps settings

DEFAULT_MAP_BASE_LAYER

The name of the background layer to include in newly created maps.

DEFAULT_MAP_CENTER

Default: (0, 0)

A 2-tuple with the latitude/longitude coordinates of the center-point to use in newly created maps.

DEFAULT_MAP_ZOOM

Default: 0

The zoom-level to use in newly created maps. This works like the OpenLayers zoom level setting; 0 is at the world extent and each additional level cuts the viewport in half in each direction.

MAP_BASELAYERS

Default:

MAP_BASELAYERS = [{
"source": {
    "ptype": "gxp_wmscsource",
    "url": OGC_SERVER['default']['PUBLIC_LOCATION'] + "wms",
    "restUrl": "/gs/rest"
 }
  },{
    "source": {"ptype": "gxp_olsource"},
    "type":"OpenLayers.Layer",
    "args":["No background"],
    "visibility": False,
    "fixed": True,
    "group":"background"
  }, {
    "source": {"ptype": "gxp_osmsource"},
    "type":"OpenLayers.Layer.OSM",
    "name":"mapnik",
    "visibility": False,
    "fixed": True,
    "group":"background"
  }, {
    "source": {"ptype": "gxp_mapquestsource"},
    "name":"osm",
    "group":"background",
    "visibility": True
  }, {
    "source": {"ptype": "gxp_mapquestsource"},
    "name":"naip",
    "group":"background",
    "visibility": False
  }, {
    "source": {"ptype": "gxp_bingsource"},
    "name": "AerialWithLabels",
    "fixed": True,
    "visibility": False,
    "group":"background"
  },{
    "source": {"ptype": "gxp_mapboxsource"},
  }, {
    "source": {"ptype": "gxp_olsource"},
    "type":"OpenLayers.Layer.WMS",
    "group":"background",
    "visibility": False,
    "fixed": True,
    "args":[
      "bluemarble",
      "http://maps.opengeo.org/geowebcache/service/wms",
      {
        "layers":["bluemarble"],
        "format":"image/png",
        "tiled": True,
        "tilesOrigin": [-20037508.34, -20037508.34]
      },
      {"buffer": 0}
    ]

}]

A list of dictionaries that specify the default map layers.

OGC_SERVER

Default: {} (Empty dictionary)

A dictionary of OGC servers and and their options. The main server should be listed in the ‘default’ key. If there is no ‘default’ key or if the OGC_SERVER setting does not exist Geonode will raise an Improperly Configured exception. Below is an example of the OGC_SERVER setting:

OGC_SERVER = {
  'default' : {
      'LOCATION' : 'http://localhost:8080/geoserver/',
      'USER' : 'admin',
      'PASSWORD' : 'geoserver',
  }
}

BACKEND

Default: "geonode.geoserver"

The OGC server backend to use. The backend choices are:

  • 'geonode.geoserver'

BACKEND_WRITE_ENABLED

Default: True

Specifies whether the OGC server can be written to. If False, actions that modify data on the OGC server will not execute.

DATASTORE

Default: '' (Empty string)

An optional string that represents the name of a vector datastore that Geonode uploads are imported into. In order to support vector datastore imports there also needs to be an entry for the datastore in the DATABASES dictionary with the same name. Example:

OGC_SERVER = {
  'default' : {
     'LOCATION' : 'http://localhost:8080/geoserver/',
     'USER' : 'admin',
     'PASSWORD' : 'geoserver',
     'DATASTORE': 'geonode_imports'
  }
}

DATABASES = {
 'default': {
     'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.sqlite3',
     'NAME': 'development.db',
 },
 'geonode_imports' : {
     'ENGINE': 'django.contrib.gis.db.backends.postgis',
     'NAME': 'geonode_imports',
     'USER' : 'geonode_user',
     'PASSWORD' : 'a_password',
     'HOST' : 'localhost',
     'PORT' : '5432',
  }
 }

GEOGIT_ENABLED

Default: False

A boolean that represents whether the OGC server supports GeoGit datastores.

GEONODE_SECURITY_ENABLED

Default: True

A boolean that represents whether Geonode’s security application is enabled.

LOCATION

Default: "http://localhost:8080/geoserver/"

A base URL from which GeoNode can construct OGC service URLs. If using Geoserver you can determine this by visiting the GeoServer administration home page without the /web/ at the end. For example, if your GeoServer administration app is at http://example.com/geoserver/web/, your server’s location is http://example.com/geoserver.

MAPFISH_PRINT_ENABLED

Default: True

A boolean that represents whether the Mapfish printing extension is enabled on the server.

PASSWORD

Default: 'geoserver'

The administrative password for the OGC server as a string.

PRINTNG_ENABLED

Default: True

A boolean that represents whether printing of maps and layers is enabled.

PUBLIC_LOCATION

Default: "http://localhost:8080/geoserver/"

The URL used to in most public requests from Geonode. This settings allows a user to write to one OGC server (the LOCATION setting) and read from a seperate server or the PUBLIC_LOCATION.

USER

Default: 'admin'

The administrative username for the OGC server as a string.

WMST_ENABLED

Default: False

Not implemented.

WPS_ENABLED

Default: False

Not implemented.

TIMEOUT

Default: 10

The maximum time, in seconds, to wait for the server to respond.

SITEURL

Default: 'http://localhost:8000/'

A base URL for use in creating absolute links to Django views and generating links in metadata.

Proxy settings

PROXY_ALLOWED_HOSTS

Default: () (Empty tuple)

A tuple of strings representing the host/domain names that GeoNode can proxy requests to. This is a security measure to prevent an attacker from using the GeoNode proxy to render malicious code or access internal sites.

Values in this tuple can be fully qualified names (e.g. ‘www.geonode.org’), in which case they will be matched against the request’s Host header exactly (case-insensitive, not including port). A value beginning with a period can be used as a subdomain wildcard: .geonode.org will match geonode.org, www.geonode.org, and any other subdomain of geonode.org. A value of ‘*’ will match anything and is not recommended for production deployments.

PROXY_URL

Default /proxy/?url=

The url to a proxy that will be used when making client-side requests in GeoNode. By default, the internal GeoNode proxy is used but administrators may favor using their own, less restrictive proxies.

Search settings

DEFAULT_SEARCH_SIZE

Default: 10

An integer that specifies the default search size when using geonode.search for querying data.

Security settings

AUTH_EXEMPT_URLS

Default: () (Empty tuple)

A tuple of url patterns that the user can visit without being authenticated. This setting has no effect if LOCKDOWN_GEONODE is not True. For example, AUTH_EXEMPT_URLS = ('/maps',) will allow unauthenticated users to browse maps.

LOCKDOWN_GEONODE

Default: False

By default, the GeoNode application allows visitors to view most pages without being authenticated. If this is set to True users must be authenticated before accessing URL routes not included in AUTH_EXEMPT_URLS.

Social settings

SOCIAL_BUTTONS

Default: True

A boolean which specifies whether the social media icons and javascript should be rendered in GeoNode.

Upload settings

GEOGIT_DATASTORE_NAME

Default: None

A string with the default GeoGit datastore name. This value is only used if no GeoGit datastore name is provided when data is uploaded but it must be populated if your deployment supports GeoGit.

UPLOADER

Default:

{
    'BACKEND' : 'geonode.rest',
    'OPTIONS' : {
        'TIME_ENABLED': False,
        'GEOGIT_ENABLED': False,
    }
}

A dictionary of Uploader settings and and their values.

BACKEND

Default: 'geonode.rest'

The uploader backend to use. The backend choices are:

  • 'geonode.importer'
  • 'geonode.rest'

The importer backend requires the Geoserver importer extension to be enabled and is required for uploading data into GeoGit datastores.

OPTIONS

Default:

'OPTIONS' : {
    'TIME_ENABLED': False,
    'GEOGIT_ENABLED': False,
}

TIME_ENABED

Default: False

A boolean that specifies whether the upload should allow the user to enable time support when uploading data.

GEOGIT_ENABED

Default: False

A boolean that specifies whether the uploader should allow the user to upload data into a GeoGit datastore.

User Account settings

REGISTRATION_OPEN

Default: False

A boolean that specifies whether users can self-register for an account on your site.

THEME_ACCOUNT_CONTACT_EMAIL

Default: 'admin@example.com'

This email address is added to the bottom of the password reset page in case users have trouble un-locking their account.