1. Igor Támara
  2. uMap



uMap project


uMap lets you create maps with OpenStreetMap layers in a minute and embed them in your site. Because we think that the more OSM will be used, the more OSM will be ''cured''. It uses django-leaflet-storage and Leaflet.Storage, built on top of Django and Leaflet.


Create a geo aware database. See Geodjango doc for backend installation.

Create a virtualenv:

mkvirtualenv umap

Install dependencies and project:

cd path/to/umap/repository
git checkout 0.3.x
git submodule init
pip install -r requirements.pip
pip install -e .

Configure stopwords for SeSQL in running this script <https://bitbucket.org/liberation/sesql/raw/d13763736f3db098127089bce2e66b1be122007a/scripts/generate_stop.sh>_:

wget https://bitbucket.org/liberation/sesql/raw/d13763736f3db098127089bce2e66b1be122007a/scripts/generate_stop.sh chmod +x generate_stop.sh sudo generate_stop.sh

Create a default local settings file:

cp umap/settings/local.py.sample umap/settings/local.py

Add database connexion informations in local.py, for example:

    'default': {
        'ENGINE': 'django.contrib.gis.db.backends.postgis',
        'NAME': 'umap',

Add a SECRET_KEY in local.py with a long random secret key:

SECRET_KEY = "a long and random secret key that must not be shared"

uMap uses django-social-auth for user authentication. So you will need to configure it according to your needs. For example:


Example of callback URL to use for settings up OAuth apps:


Create the tables:

python manage.py syncdb --migrate

Collect and compress the statics:

python manage.py collectstatic
python manage.py compress

Start the server:

python manage.py runserver

Go to the admin (http://localhost:8000/admin/) and add:

  • almost one license
  • almost one tilelayer


For translating uMap in a new language, three repositories must be taken into account:

If you are not comfortable with python and/or git, you can fill an issue for me to create the needed files.

For this repository and django-leaflet-storage, here are the steps:

  • go to the root of the python module (for example umap/umap in this case)
  • run django-admin.py makemessages -l fr using your language code instead of fr
  • translate what's needed in the ad hoc file in the locale repository (for example umap/umap/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/django.po)
  • from the root of the python module, run django-admin.py compilemessages
  • commit, push, PR :)

For Leaflet.Storage, here are the steps:

  • add your language in the Makefile
  • run make i18n
  • update the dedicated file in the src/locale repository
  • commit, push, PR :)