Current Releases of mss are based on python 2 and python 3

Python 2.7 will not be maintained past 2020.

Install distributed version by conda

Anaconda provides an enterprise-ready data analytics platform that empowers companies to adopt a modern open data science analytics architecture.

The Mission Support Web Map Service (mss) is available as anaconda package on a channel.

The conda-forge packages are based on defaults and other conda-forge packages. This channel conda-forge has builds for osx-64, linux-64, win-64, win-32.

The conda-forge github organization uses various automated continuos integration build processes.

conda-forge channel

Please add the channel conda-forge to your defaults:

$ conda config --add channels conda-forge
$ conda config --add channels defaults

The last channel added gets on top of the list. This gives the order: First search in default packages then in conda-forge.

Then you could choose between as system wide installation or one in a prefered environment:

$ conda install mss

You also could install this project into an environment.

$ conda create -n mssenv mss
$ source activate mssenv

For further details Configuration of mss

Server based installation using miniconda

For a wms server setup you may want to have a dedicated user running mswms or the apache2 wsgi script. We suggest to create a mss user.

  • create a mss user on your system
  • login as mss user
  • create a src directory in /home/mss
  • cd src
  • get miniconda for Python 3
  • set execute bit on install script
  • execute script, enable environment in .bashrc
  • login again or export PATH=”/home/mss/miniconda2/bin:$PATH”
  • python –version should tell Python 3.6.X
  • conda install -c conda-forge mss

For a simple test you could start the builtin standalone server by mswms. It should tell:

serving on

Pointing a browser to http://localhost:8081/?service=WMS&request=GetCapabilities&version=1.1.1 shows the generated XML data the mss app will use.

If you want to look on some data, we provide a demo data set by the program demodata - simulated data.

For further configuration see Apache server setup or Standalone server setup.