Creating a c2cgeoform project

This page describes how to create a c2cgeoform project. A c2cgeoform project is basically a Pyramid project with c2cgeoform enabled in the project.

Install c2cgeoform

git clone
cd c2cgeoform
make build

On Windows, you should use the https way to clone the repository:

git clone

Create a Pyramid project using c2cgeoform scaffold

Note that if PYTHONPATH does not exists as an environment variable, template files (*_tmpl) are not rendered in new project folder.

.build/venv/bin/pcreate -s c2cgeoform ../c2cgeoform_project

Initialize a git repository

Make your new project folder a git repository.

cd ../c2cgeoform_project
git init
git add .
git commit -m 'Initial commit'

Install the project and its dependencies

make build

Set up database

First of all you need to have a PostGIS database for the project. Create the database:

sudo -u postgres psql -c "CREATE USER \"www-data\" WITH PASSWORD 'www-data';"

sudo -u postgres createdb c2cgeoform_project
sudo -u postgres psql -d c2cgeoform_project -c 'CREATE EXTENSION postgis;'
sudo -u postgres psql -c 'GRANT ALL ON DATABASE c2cgeoform_project TO "www-data";'

When you do have a Postgres role and a PostGIS database edit the development.ini and production.ini files and set sqlachemy.url appropriately. For example:

sqlalchemy.url = postgresql://www-data:www-data@localhost:5432/c2cgeoform_project

Now create the tables:

make initdb

Note that this will launch the python script c2cgeoform_project/scripts/ You will have to customize this thereafter.

Run the development server

You are now ready to run the application:

make serve

Visit the following URLs to verify that the application works correctly: http://localhost:6543/excavations/new and http://localhost:6543/excavations.