Installation on Windows¶
At frist you need a working Python installation. You can download Python from: http://www.python.org/download/. MapProxy requires Python 2.5, 2.6 or 2.7, it is not compatible with Python 3.
A self-contained version of virtualenv is available at: http://bitbucket.org/ianb/virtualenv/raw/1.5.1/virtualenv.py
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\virtualenv.py c:\mapproxy_venv C:\mapproxy_venv\Scripts\activate.bat
The last step is required every time you start working with your MapProxy installation. Alternatively you can always explicitly call \mapproxy_venv\Scripts\<command>.
Apache mod_wsgi does not work with virtualenv on Windows. If you want to use mod_wsgi for deployment, then you should skip the creation the virtualenv. You need to install the distribute package to get the easy_install command.
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 most dependencies call:
This might take some minutes.
Since libproj4 is generally not available on a Windows system, you will also need to install the Python package pyproj.
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.version
Now continue with Create a configuration from the installation documentation.