Installation on WindowsΒΆ

At frist you need a working Python installation. You can download Python from: MapProxy requires Python 2.5 or 2.6, it is not compatible with Python 3.

We highly advise you to install MapProxy into a virtual Python environment. Read about virtualenv if you want to now more about the benefits.

A self-contained version of virtualenv is available at:

To create a new virtual environment for our proxy installation and to activate it go to the command line and call:

C:\Python26\python path\to\ c:\mapproxy_venv


The last step is required every time you start working with your MapProxy installation.


If you put you virtual environment in a directory that contains a space in the name (e.g. “Documents and Settings” or “Program Files”), you will not be able to use the --reload option of paster unless you install the appropriate win32api module.

After you activated the new environment, you have access to python and easy_install. To install MapProxy with all dependencies now call:

easy_install MapProxy

This might take some minutes.

To check if the MapProxy was successfully installed you can directly call the version module. You should see the installed version number.

python -m mapproxy.core.version

Now continue with Create a configuration from the installation documentation.

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