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.

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. Server level configurations can be overridden in the server section. See http://docs.pycsw.org/en/latest/configuration.html for full pycsw configuration details.

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.

LAYER_PREVIEW_LIBRARY

Default: "leaflet"

The library to use for display preview images of layers. The library choices are:

  • "leaflet"
  • "geoext"

OGC_SERVER

Default: {} (Empty dictionary)

A dictionary of OGC servers 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',
  }
 }

GEOGIG_ENABLED

Default: False

A boolean that represents whether the OGC server supports GeoGig 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.

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 separate 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.

RESOURCE_PUBLISHING

Default: True

By default, the GeoNode application allows GeoNode staff members to publish/unpublish resources. By default resources are published when created. When this settings is set to True the staff members will be able to unpublish a resource (and eventually publish it back).

Social settings

SOCIAL_BUTTONS

Default: True

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

SOCIAL_ORIGINS

Default:

SOCIAL_ORIGINS = [{
    "label":"Email",
    "url":"mailto:?subject={name}&body={url}",
    "css_class":"email"
}, {
    "label":"Facebook",
    "url":"http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u={url}",
    "css_class":"fb"
}, {
    "label":"Twitter",
    "url":"https://twitter.com/share?url={url}",
    "css_class":"tw"
}, {
    "label":"Google +",
    "url":"https://plus.google.com/share?url={url}",
    "css_class":"gp"
}]

A list of dictionaries that is used to generate the social links displayed in the Share tab. For each origin, the name and URL format parameters are replaced by the actual values of the ResourceBase object (layer, map, document).

SHOW_PROFILE_EMAIL

Default: False

A boolean which specifies wether to display the email in user’s profile.

CKAN_ORIGINS

Default:

CKAN_ORIGINS = [{
    "label":"Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX)",
    "url":"https://data.hdx.rwlabs.org/dataset/new?title={name}&notes={abstract}",
    "css_class":"hdx"
}]

A list of dictionaries that is used to generate the links to CKAN instances displayed in the Share tab. For each origin, the name and abstract format parameters are replaced by the actual values of the ResourceBase object (layer, map, document). This is not enabled by default. To enabled, uncomment the following line: SOCIAL_ORIGINS.extend(CKAN_ORIGINS).

TWITTER_CARD

Default:: True

A boolean that specifies whether Twitter cards are enabled.

TWITTER_SITE

Default:: '@GeoNode'

A string that specifies the site to for the twitter:site meta tag for Twitter Cards.

TWITTER_HASHTAGS

Default:: ['geonode']

A list that specifies the hashtags to use when sharing a resource when clicking on a social link.

OPENGRAPH_ENABLED

Default:: True

A boolean that specifies whether Open Graph is enabled. Open Graph is used by Facebook and Slack.

Upload settings

GEOGIG_DATASTORE_NAME

Default: None

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

UPLOADER

Default:

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

A dictionary of Uploader settings 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 GeoGig datastores.

OPTIONS

Default:

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

TIME_ENABED

Default: False

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

GEOGIG_ENABED

Default: False

A boolean that specifies whether the uploader should allow the user to upload data into a GeoGig 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 unlocking their account.

Download settings

DOWNLOAD_FORMATS_METADATA

Specifies which metadata formats are available for users to download.

Default:

DOWNLOAD_FORMATS_METADATA = [
    'Atom', 'DIF', 'Dublin Core', 'ebRIM', 'FGDC', 'ISO',
]

DOWNLOAD_FORMATS_VECTOR

Specifies which formats for vector data are available for users to download.

Default:

DOWNLOAD_FORMATS_VECTOR = [
    'JPEG', 'PDF', 'PNG', 'Zipped Shapefile', 'GML 2.0', 'GML 3.1.1', 'CSV',
    'Excel', 'GeoJSON', 'KML', 'View in Google Earth', 'Tiles',
]

DOWNLOAD_FORMATS_RASTER

Specifies which formats for raster data are available for users to download.

Default:

DOWNLOAD_FORMATS_RASTER = [
    'JPEG', 'PDF', 'PNG' 'Tiles',
]

Contrib settings

EXIF_ENABED

Default: False

A boolean that specifies whether the Exif contrib app is enabled. If enabled, metadata is generated from Exif tags when documents are uploaded.

NLP_ENABED

Default: False

A boolean that specifies whether the NLP (Natural Language Processing) contrib app is enabled. If enabled, NLP (specifically MITIE) is used to infer additional metadata from uploaded documents to help fill metadata gaps.

NLP_LOCATION_THRESHOLD

Default: 1.0

A float that specifies the threshold for location matches.

NLP_LIBRARY_PATH

Default:: '/opt/MITIE/mitielib'

A string that specifies the location of the MITIE library

NLP_MODEL_PATH

Default:: '/opt/MITIE/MITIE-models/english/ner_model.dat'

A string that specifies the location of the NER (Named Entity Resolver). MITIE comes with English and Spanish NER models. Other models can be trained.

SLACK_ENABED

Default: False

A boolean that specifies whether the Slack contrib app is enabled. If enabled, GeoNode will send messages to the slack channels specified in SLACK_WEBHOOK_URLS when a document is uploaded, metadata is updated, etc. Coverage of events is still incomplete.

SLACK_WEBHOOK_URLS

A list that specifies the URLs to post Slack messages to. Each URL is for a different channel. The default URL should be replaced when slack integration is enabled.

Default:

SLACK_WEBHOOK_URLS = [
    "https://hooks.slack.com/services/T000/B000/XX"
]

MONITORING_ENABLED

Default: False

Enable internal monitoring application (geonode.contrib.monitoring). If set to True, add following code to your local settings:

MONITORING_ENABLED = True
# add following lines to your local settings to enable monitoring
if MONITORING_ENABLED:
    INSTALLED_APPS + ('geonode.contrib.monitoring',)
    MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES + ('geonode.contrib.monitoring.middleware.MonitoringMiddleware',)

See GeoNode Monitoring for details.