Documentation Pages

The Nominatim documentation is built using the MkDocs static site generation framework. The master branch is automatically deployed every night on under https://nominatim.org/release-docs/develop/

To preview local changes:

  1. Install MkDocs

pip3 install --user mkdocs

  1. In build directory run

make doc INFO - Cleaning site directory INFO - Building documentation to directory: /home/vagrant/build/site-html

This runs mkdocs build plus extra transformion of some files and adds symlinks (see CMakeLists.txt for the exact steps).

  1. Start webserver for local testing

mkdocs serve [server:296] Serving on http://127.0.0.1:8000 [handlers:62] Start watching changes

If you develop inside a Vagrant virtual machine: * add port forwarding to your Vagrantfile, e.g. config.vm.network "forwarded_port", guest: 8000, host: 8000 * use mkdocs serve --dev-addr 0.0.0.0:8000 because the default localhost IP does not get forwarded.