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Cartoview Windows Installer


Cartoview has a Windows installer that gives you an up and running instance, having Cartoview, GeoNode, GeoServer, and PostgreSQL (PostGIS) installed on the fly.

This guide describes the steps of installing and running Cartoview installer v1.33.0.


The process explained here is the same for any newer versions.


Install Java JDK

Cartoview installer requires Java Development Kit to be installed. You can download the x64 installer from here.


For the current release, Cartoview supports Java 8, 11, and 17.

Request Cartoview Installer

The installer can be requested and downloaded from here.

You just need to provide your information, select a version of Cartoview to download, and you should get an e-mail with the installer download link.

Download the installer on your Windows machine. You should get an executable file like that, Cartoview_1.33.0.exe.

Installer Steps

Proceed with the steps to install and run Cartoview.


It's optional whether to stick with the default configurations during this installation or make changes according to your needs.

Specify whether to use the database with Express mode which installs and runs PostgreSQL on the fly or Advanced mode which uses an already running instance of PostgreSQL on your machine.


If you select the Advanced mode, you will be required to provide the installation directory of PostgreSQL on your machine, the credentials and databases names.

Current running PostgreSQL directory

Current running PostgreSQL credentials

Cartoview Web Database

Cartoview GIS Database

We will stick with Express mode.

DB Mode

Specify whether you want to use a domain name (e.g. localhost, or an IP (e.g. We will stick with the default domain name to run on localhost.

Domain or IP

Provide the details of the server on which cartoview will be running.

Host Domain: The domain that will be used, localhost or any domain name you want.
Apache Port: Cartoview port.
Tomcat Port: GeoServer port.
PostgreSQL Port: Database port.

Server Details

Select location of installation on your machine.

Installation Location

Click Next and wait for the installation to finish.



You may be prompted that Windows Defender Firewall has blocked some features, please Allow access.

After installing, check Launch Cartoview option. The Admin page will also open.


This will open Cartoview in the browser at http://localhost:4040/.

Cartoview Home

And the Admin page.


Post-Installation Notes

Congratulations! Cartoview is now installed successfully.

You can upload layers, create maps, and interact with the pre-installed Cartoview apps to visualize these maps.

Cartoview Apps

Once Cartoview is installed, You can navigate to the apps page and explore the available pre-installed apps.

Cartoview Apps

Install Apps

Once Cartoview is installed, You can navigate to the Manage Apps to check and install all available apps from the App Store.

After installing any app, you may need to restart the running Apache Windows service if you can't see your app in the apps page.


Customize the Look and Feel

Navigate to the location where cartoview is installed on you machine, by default it can be found at C:\Program Files (x86)\Cartoview.

You should find all the installed services, Cartoview, GeoNode, Python, PostgreSQL, etc.

Cartoview Directory

You now have a control on the appearance of Cartoview as being able to add and customize the available content (e.g. CSS and other static files, templates, models, etc.) using project_template directory.

For more information regarding Cartoview & GeoNode theming, please follow this guide provided by GeoNode.

Admin Configuration

Admin Configuration

You can find at the Admin Configuration page the details of each installed service (e.g. Default credentials, Windows service name, and installed version).

Admin Configuration

And a guide about how to publish Cartoview on a Windows server.

Publish Cartoview on Windows server


Sometimes, the installation of Cartoview Windows installer may fail due to different reasons. Here we will try to cover the potential errors and how to troubleshoot them.

If you got an error like for instance, the site http://localhost:4040/ can't be reached or failed to upload data to Cartoview or any other kind of errors, you will need to check the logs of Cartoview Windows services as the installer consists of three services, Apache, PostgreSQL, and Tomcat.

Cartoview Services

These services must appear as running as shown above. If you find one that is not, you can try to start again.

Right-click on a service and select start to start it again.

Restart Service

Each service has its own log file and usually these logs should contain useful information for developers to acknowledge the current issue and may provide a fix.

You can find each log file in the following directories.

  • Apache: Cartoview/Apache24/logs/error.log
  • Tomcat: Cartoview/Tomcat 9.0/logs/catalina.out


PostgreSQL doesn't have a log file by default. to enable it please check the PostgreSQL guide on how to register event log on Windows.

If you got an error that you can't fix it on your own, please send the log files with a clear description about what happened exactly to