Technical Overview

The mapit directory contains a standard GeoDjango app, and the project directory contains an example GeoDjango project using that app. Other top-level things are mostly to fit within mySociety’s standard deployment, or country specific data, one-off scripts and so on.

MapIt has been installed on Debians from lenny to stretch, and on Ubuntu from 10.04 onwards. If GeoDjango and PostGIS run on it, it should theoretically be okay; do let us know of any problems.


MapIt can be installed as a Django app, or as a standalone server. For full details, see the installation documentation.

Importing data

There are various ways to import data into MapIt, ranging from manually to importing KML files. We have also supplied notes for some of the countries that MapIt has been set up for; see the links in the navigation.


Improvements, patches, questions and comments are all welcome. The code is hosted on GitHub and we use their bug tracker too, so please open a ticket there:

You can also chat to us on IRC: #mschat on